Trena earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tulsa, a Master of Arts degree in Journalism/Mass Communication from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma City University. In 2004, Trena joined Edward Jones Investments as a financial advisor, after previously working for the Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Harrison House Publishing and the Tulsa Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Association. She is active on the Jenks Chamber of Commerce board and the Bixby Rotary Club. Past board affiliations include the Jenks Planning Commission and the Jenks Foundation. She is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa and Leadership Jenks.
Trena graduated Pathways with class 305 and volunteers as a TA in the training room and beyond. She is a lifelong Tulsan with short residencies in El Salvador, Norman, Oklahoma and central Missouri. Jenks, Oklahoma has been her home since 1990, where she raised her son. Trena is an active member in her church and the Tulsa Bean Group, and is also a grateful ALANON member for over 20 years.