Trista has over 25 years of accounting experience in public accounting audit with the “Big 4 Firms” and leading local firms, internal audit, and corporate accounting. She grew up in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in accounting and minoring in Japanese studies. As an exchange student, living with a Japanese family and working at IBM in Japan, she mastered the Japanese language and cultural intricacies in social and business settings. Although Florida has been home for over 20 years, she remains a loyal MSU Spartan, Detroit Lions and Tigers fan. She is excited to be part of the SFA|SFM team as she is a strong believer in their mission, to improve the health of the community’s youth.
Trista takes pride in her children’s achievements and participates with them in many sports including: karate, soccer, scuba diving, competitive sailing, swimming and diving. She achieved the rank of first-degree karate black belt at age 42. As referee and parent, she has experienced first-hand the importance of state and national sports venues with traveling teams in soccer, swimming and karate.
When the growing number of SFM venues and payroll accounts required a dedicated Payroll and Benefits Administrator, Trista’s professional development prepared her to step into the position. She recognizes the contributions of all team members, values their relationships, and strives to provide accurate and reliable account management.