Meet the trailwood pta Executive Board

President - Tracy Hugunin


Born and raised in Overland Park, my husband and I both attended Indian Woods and graduated from Shawnee Mission South. It has been such a privilege to serve on Exec Board as Corresponding Secretary, Ways and Means, and now President. The strong sense of community has been overwhelmingly amazing the seven years we have been here at Trailwood. Our oldest, Carter, has moved on to Indian Woods, and our daughter Marlee is in 5th grade. We are so thankful to be a part of the Trailwood family!


president Elect - Cara Peterson


Trailwood Elementary is such a special place! My family and I have loved being part of this supportive and giving community over the years. We have a 5th grader and a 2nd grader currently at Trailwood and a preschooler at home (who can't wait to be a Thunderbird soon)! We have truly enjoyed the many opportunities for involvement at the school; Trailwood has something for everyone! We have made so many wonderful memories throughout our time here, and we look forward to many more!


Treasurer - Kyle krueger


I have two former and one active Trailwood Thunderbirds: Emma (Sophomore at South), Evan (8th Grader at Indian Woods) and Liam (4th Grade, Dennis). My wife, Liz, is a Traiwood alum from years ago, so it could be personal testimony to the impact TW has had in our lifetime. We have been Trailwood parents since 2011 when Emma was in Kindergarten. My career over the last 20+ years has been focused on business and finance working in the investment management field.  

treasurer elect - sarah shern 

ways and means - karen badgett


We have been a part of the Trailwood community since 2016 and have loved every minute of it! Currently, we have a 3rd grader (Haley in Ms. Reynolds) and a 5th grader (Tyler in Mrs. Beauchamp). I have enjoyed serving as the T-Birds Serve Chair and on the Exec Board as Ways and Means (going on my 2nd year). During the work day, I serve as the Associate Marketing Director for Kansas City Ballet. I love that I have been able to bridge my passion for the arts, development/event work and community service with the PTA. We're excited for the 2021-2022 school year and look forward to making some great memories!

membership - lori tritsch


This is my first year serving on the PTA Executive Board. I have been a Room Parent as well as helped with the Book Fair. We have Henry, a third grader and Cady, a first grader. Professionally, I am a Nurse Practitioner and have worked at Children’s Mercy for the past 15 years. We are so excited to be at Trailwood!

corresponding secretary - holly davidson

recording secretary - paula wheeler 

parliamentarian - Jennifer pontier


This area has always been home to me! My husband Adam and I both graduated from Shawnee Mission South...nothing greater than a raider! I love that Trailwood has such a long history of being a fun, supportive community. My family and I are so happy to be Thunderbirds!