Trisha Mick was born and raised in the Treasure Valley and spent many weekends and summers growing up exploring Idaho forests during family camping trips. Trisha graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning. She’s spent over 15 years working in public libraries, most recently as the Assistant Director of Branches at the Meridian Library District. During her time spent in libraries, Trisha became passionate about providing resources and opportunities to the community, removing barriers of access, and ensuring each individual has access to high quality and affordable education.
In 2014 Trisha, through experiencing her first Hour of Code program, realized the incredible opportunities STEM learning creates for youth and their families. Shortly after she began developing and leading STEM and coding workshops for youth and families, including a very popular preschool coding storytime, Little Logic Learners. Through the power of STEM, Trisha has been able to experience as youth expand their curiosity, get comfortable with failing, and connect with other kids over a shared interest. While working as a Community Education Specialist for Idaho Public Television, Trisha worked with over 100 partners across the State of Idaho, to provide training and opportunities for educators providing early literacy and STEM learning in their organizations. Working with the Idaho STEM Action Center and the Idaho Commission for Libraries, Trisha co-developed the STEM Storytime in a Box program to support 70 libraries and early childcare educators.
When Trisha is not working, she enjoys rafting and hiking with her husband, Jason, and their five dogs (yes, five dogs) and dreams of one day renovating an old school bus into a mobile home, known as a skoolie.