Following graduation, Trista worked for local weekly and metro daily newspapers and direct mail companies helping small and medium sized business promote themselves to the communities they served.  As times and technology progresses, she recognized the need for businesses to diversify their advertising m edium to reach their entire potential market.  She went on to work with local companies assisting in both their traditional and digital media plans to bring in new customers and stay in touch with their existing customer base. 

In January 2017 Trista joined Pittsburgh Internet Consulting to continue to help businesses with their internet and social media marketing plans.

Trista lives in North Pittsburgh with her husband and two teenage sons, one of whom attends the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  When she is not working with businesses or taking care of her family, she has been involved in several youth & sports organizations over the years including currently involved the interscholastic high school hockey club for which her sons’ play(ed).