Tarina grew up in Dickinson, North Dakota, and is a graduate of the University of Sioux Falls. She and her husband Brian reside in Sioux Falls and have four children.

Favorite Verse:
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.”
– Ephesians 3:20-21
Favorite Restaurant:
Red Lobster
Favorite Teaching Moment:
“When I told my third grade students I was going to have a baby, a little boy said ‘Well, I thought I knew you to be a skinny girl, so I was wondering.’ I was only three months along.”