Having grown up in South Carolina, Tricia McDaniel has been a Virginian since she graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, where she met her husband Charles, a native of Fredericksburg. While raising her children, Jordan and Charlie, she was involved in many aspects of their schools, first at Fredericksburg Academy and then at the Fredericksburg City Public Schools.
Tricia is a charter member of the Womens and Girls Fund of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region and serves on its membership committee. She is President of the Rappahannock Valley Garden Club. She serves on the UVa Parents Committee as an Executive Committee member and a past Co-Chair as well as on the Advisory Board of the UVa Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.
Her hobbies include tennis, running, photography and most recently, participating in triathlons.
Honored by her husband Charles W. McDaniel