Director of Development
Trina brings a multi-faceted background as an entrepreneur, non-profit board chair, venture capitalist, business strategy consultant, and wilderness skills educator to her work as Director of Development. Her passion for the environment and for meaningful experiences with delightful people in amazing places took root early and has carried her on great work and play adventures throughout her life. Trina graduated from Princeton University and received an MBA from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School, from which she also received, as part of a team, the top entrepreneurial award: an engraved mug in which she proudly keeps toothbrushes.
Her nonprofit board work with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, The Watershed School, and The Women’s Wilderness Institute has helped Trina understand the importance of great governance and strong fiscal leadership in building lasting organizations. Her work in the business arena – helping to fund, found, and take public SweetWater, Inc. and providing strategic counsel, market research, and business planning to a variety of entities – has given Trina a deep appreciation and admiration for those folks willing to plunge in and create businesses. Trina is based with her family in the mountains west of Boulder, CO where she often sleeps out under the stars, telemarks the local slopes, and cycles the lung-busting trails and roads.