Born and raised in beautiful Hawaii, Trina lived in paradise most of her life. While in university she took a semester off and traveled to Europe with Youth With a Mission (YWAM). This trip gave her a “bug” to see distant lands and experience new cultures.
Trina graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1991 with a Bachelors degree in Speech. She worked for the State Legislature for two years, worked two years in a Christian pre-school, and also as a substitute teacher in the Hawaii state school system. She took a break from work when she started having babies- and lots of them! Trina and her husband, Vince, have four boys and one girl ages 6 to 16.
Trina has been active with Concordia as an assistant volleyball coach and other capacities since the first year Concordia Hanoi was in session and is excited to be helping Mary Jane Elliot in the preschool as a Teachers Aid again this year.