Tressa received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV in 2002 and went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Waynesburg University in 2007. For 10 years she worked with the most serious and persistent mental health cases in southwestern Pennsylvania. In 2012, she and her husband chose to move their family to Palm City. She came to the YMCA first as a member who has lost approximately 100lbs using diet and exercise. She quickly fell in love with the entire atmosphere the YMCA provides members. She went on to get her Group Exercise and Personal Training Certifications from AFAA/NASM. She specialized in total body wellness in women and teens. She also taught weight training, group exercise classes such as Boot Camp, Water Fitness, Indoor Cycling, Kickboxing and received her certification in Sunrise Yoga. In 2021, she was promoted to Wellness Coordinator then to Wellness Director in 2022 and now she is the Stuart Branch Executive Director as of June 2023.