Tricia Schacknies - Executive Assistant
Tricia has been a CSP staff member since 2002. Tricia provides administrative support to the CEO and President of CSP and works with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as clients, surrogates, and vendors. Tricia has an extensive history in the customer service and financial fields. Tricia’s education includes graduating from Los Angeles Mission College with an AA Degree.
Tricia came in contact with CSP first after having an amazing pregnancy and birth with her first son Devon in 1991 and later in 1992 she happen to read an article in People Magazine on Deidre Hall’s experience with surrogacy through the Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc. She was thrilled at the thought of one woman carrying a child for another. With a strong belief this was her calling she contacted the CSP and began the process of becoming a surrogate mother in 1995. She was matched with a terrific CSP couple and in five years went on to carry two pregnancies, delivering a baby girl in 1998 and a baby boy in 2000.
During this time Tricia met and married her wonderful husband Steve. In 2002, while anticipating the birth their baby, Tricia also began working at CSP as a temporary employee. After the birth of their son, Tricia became a Trust Coordinator at CSP. In 2003 Tricia & Steve decided to pursue a third surrogacy journey. They were matched with another CSP couple and delivered the couple’s baby girl in 2004. Tricia and Steve had their last child in 2005. Completing their family of four boys.