Trish Wakefield

Fontenelle Forest Educator

First and foremost, Trish is a wife and a mother of four amazing sons who followed her husband to Omaha for his career. 

As a Kansas native, she has always had a passion for life sciences, the natural world and educating children. As a child she actively camped and swam in Kansas State Parks.

She studied life sciences at Wichita State University before raising her boys. She also worked as a Special Ed para prior to becoming a YMCA Aquatics Director. As the Aquatic Director, she taught thousands for babies, children, and adults to swim.

At Fontenelle she is combining all of her passions; nature, science and educating our future scientists. Her goal is to introduce our children to the wonderful world around us.