"Trixie" arrived in Trout Republic after a lifetime spent in boardrooms, on airplanes and atop mountain peaks.      

In her previous life in high tech, Trixie served in leadership positions for top technology companies such as HP, SAP, McAfee and Cisco. As a Partner in a well-known consulting firm, she advised executive teams at Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Autodesk and more.

She was Chief of Staff for HP Global Communications, the world’s largest technology company, as well as provided strategic counsel to the SAP Executive Board for five years, including overseeing the marketing of SAP NetWeaver. While working at Cisco, she launched The Cisco Networking Academy Program which CEO John Chambers proclaimed to be the single most strategic initiative in the history of Cisco.

She has more than 20 years of operations, communications and marketing expertise, including working for the White House, founding the literary group Agency 451°, and being the spokesperson for two US political dynasties: the Johnsons and the Kennedys. Her life in politics taught her the true meaning of Helen Keller’s words, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

Trixie has ghostwritten or edited five books--including three best-sellers--and is currently working on a sixth about facing life's challenges with grace.

In 2005 following Hurricane Katrina, Trixie, along with other Texas friends, founded a grassroots effort based in the San Francisco Bay area to pack, ship and distribute several thousand boxes of essential items to evacuees. For her quick actions, she received Special Congressional Recognition from the US House of Representatives. Additionally, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said her actions were, “a shining example” which caused “others to serve a cause greater than themselves.”

When she is not growing revenue for high tech companies, Trixie seeks refuge in the mountains. She is often found on expeditions including managing the 2005 Everest Climbing For a Cure Expedition for mountaineering legend, Apa Sherpa, the world record holder for the most summits of Everest.