Trista Ward joined EVCF in 2023. She has been a resident of the South Metro area for 15 years and currently resides in Eagan. She is originally from Duluth and graduated from Denfeld High School in 2004. She is a server at Original Pancake House in Burnsville. She is a parent volunteer at both of her daughters’ schools, is a Speech judge for meets through the middle schools and is an assistant coach for EAA Track. She is also a Running Buddy with the Girls on the Run organization. She has two daughters, an 8th grader at Black Hawk Middle School and a 5th grader at Oak Ridge Elementary School. Trista and her daughters are members of the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis and Stages Theater in Hopkins, where they enjoy going to shows and performances.