I was born in
1969 and grew up in a small mountain town in eastern Pennsylvania.
After graduating from DeSales University in 1991, I subsequently
attended Harvard Law School and earned my Juris Doctorate in 1994.
in the Boston area for a number of years, I moved to Raleigh in 2001.
My husband, Tom, and I bought our first home in Raleigh in 2003.
am a non-denominational, interfaith, ordained minister with the Light
and Energy Workers Associaton. You can visit the church's
"nondenominational interfaith" means that no one particular faith is
any more or less relevant than another. I believe that at their
foundations, most religions and philosophies share fundamental
principles and values. Therefore, I make every effort to honor the many
belief systems and backgrounds that are found in the diverse community
of the Triangle area. Providing that it brings harm to no one and no
thing, I respect whatever path each person has chosen to walk in this
I have become
involved in developing a more holistic approach to life. I am a Second
Degree Reiki practitioner, and I became a licensed Holistic Massage
Practitioner in May, 2003. I love to teach people natural ways to be
healthy, happy, at peace, and full of energy!
In the summer
of 2007, I decided to change my first name from Patty to Tricia (both
coming from my full name, Patricia). I think that life is more fun if
you change things up once in awhile!