Carina is a pastor, educator, wife, and mother of 4 boys, three of whom are teenagers. She carries with her over 20 plus years of experience mentoring and pastoring young adults and youth, as well as kids of all ages. She excels by sharing personal stories in an informative and compassionate way. Her engaging presentations put audiences at ease, allowing them to participate without fear of judgment or shame.
She has always been passionate about mentoring teens and young adults and enjoys creating a positive environment for discussion. She has spoken at youth conferences and has years of public speaking experience, as well as being an educator at a private school in Lowell, Massachusetts, where she taught middle school English. As a Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist, Carina is very excited to work alongside schools and youth programs educating and empowering youth. She is dedicated to talking honestly with the next generation openly about matters of sex, media influence, and creating healthy relationships.
Carina is a certified speaker through Ascends’ Sexual Risk Avoidance program, requiring her to maintain the highest level of knowledge and skill in her chosen field of expertise. She desires to inspire the youth of today to achieve their dreams and goals and live counter-culturally, avoiding risks that plague their lives.
When not speaking, writing, or studying, Carina loves to spend time with her family and can often be found at a high school or youth football game cheering on her athlete sons, road-tripping with her family, looking for a beach, or sitting at a cozy coffee shop with some friends.