The AZ native followed her passion for design and fashion to art school in Denver and soon after made a cross-country trek to live in NYC and work in high fashion, holding a position at Zac Posen. During the economic recession of 2008, Fina left fashion to stay at home with her daughter full-time. Seeking to reinvent herself within her creative abilities, she pivoted to food and beverage by helping friends open trend-setting Brooklyn-based micro-grocery The General Greene. She then transitioned to the venerable Plaza Hotel to oversee the launch of its retail flagship The Plaza Food Hall, finally landing at the renowned Dean & Deluca where she oversaw merchandising. Before accepting a new role as Dean & Deluca’s Creative Director in 2015, Tina moved to Charleston, SC where she soon joined Caviar & Bananas’s growing business as Director of Merchandising.