Tricia has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science along with over 20 years of experience in health, fitness, rehabilitation, and business development. Her love for fitness started with her love for track, culminating with a five-year career at Wichita State University in NCAA Division 1 Track and Field and Cross-Country. Being a collegiate athlete allowed for a variety of experiences that ultimately fostered a love for rehabilitation and research. Tricia has had the opportunity to apply her education to a vast range of health and fitness outlets, but her love for the special needs population expanded as parents began to entrust her with their special needs children and as her children began to have friends with learning delays and disorders. With Tricia’s desire to learn and help others, she became proficient in brain integration movements; using specific exercises to create brain/neurological connections needed for learning, social interactions, and everyday tasks. She is excited to assist Special Strong with the development of specific training models and programs that provide an environment for the special needs population to become strong in mind, body, and spirit.