Trista was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but was raised a majority of her life on Mackinac Island which she calls home. She is a direct descendant of Ordnance Sergeant William Marshall who served at Fort Mackinac from 1848-1884.
During her time in Grand Rapids she attended college and received an associates degree in medical assisting. She returned to Mackinac in 2013 to take care of his father during his illness. She worked for Mission Point Resort in the accounting department until she became the office manager for Doud's Market until 2021.
In July of 2021, she married Ronnie T. France on the beautiful shore of Mackinac on a sunny day. They reside in their home in Harrisonville with their two fur babies Xander and Tiki.