Meet Tricia Louque
Marketing and Communications Manager
A native Cajun from southern Louisiana, I moved to Virginia in 2008 and immediately fell in love with the beauty of the mountains, forests and rivers of the Shenandoah Valley. I knew that I had found a permanent home with the evidence of God’s magnificence surrounding me in nature each day. Since a child, I have always had a passion to serve others and this has followed through my professional career in a variety of service-oriented industries: politics and government, university and healthcare administration, senior living, real estate, and non-profit development. In June 2017, I began a new chapter of my life by joining the Virginia United Methodist Foundation as its Marketing and Communications Manager.
Most recently, I served as the CEO and development strategist for an independent real estate brokerage and the President of a small business solutions consulting firm. Having achieved a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a Marketing and Business Management concentration, along with professional experience in graphic design, marketing strategy and public relations, I decided to serve my community by coaching small local businesses and nonprofits on branding, development and communication strategies. I truly wished to serve and assist small businesses attain their goals while building meaningful relationships in my community. However, when an opportunity arose to work with the Foundation, I knew that the Lord was steering me in a new direction. I am passionate about my work with the Foundation and Development Company and feel truly blessed to have this opportunity.
Additionally, I am the proud Mommy of two children, Madeline, seven years old, and Sullivan, five years old. They are the embodiment of joy and happiness in my life. Having inherited my love of animals, Madeline and Sullivan have several other family members to care for: two dogs, one cat, nine horses, two kune kune piglets and Gus, Mary, and Jane (the geese). Our family motto is love in all seasons and we strive to love one another as the Lord loves us.