A native Californian, Tina has been involved in entertainment and the arts all her life. Her professional career began at age sixteen, hosting a local television show. Modeling for teen fashion magazines and commercial acting soon followed. Performing with The Doodletown Pipers was the first taste of what would become her favorite pastime, singing and dancing. Then, taking a short break from music, she represented The California Angels baseball organization as their on-air spokesperson in television commercials, appearing at games and various charity events as Miss California Angel.
Next came performances with local bands, "Star Search" and music videos. She was featured in what became an early MTV favorite, John Waite's "Change." More local bands and studio vocal work followed, including sessions for Tori Amos, Martika and Bill Medley among others. Doing "ghost vocals" and television appearances as both a singer and actress kept her busy while also teaching aerobic dance classes and designing for the ornamental glass industry.
During the winter of 1995, Tina joined The Coral Reefer Band, a calling she now refers to as "the best job in the world." In 1997, she was the executive producer and stylist for fellow Coral Reefer Peter Mayer's music video "Shall We Dance" and is now working on writing and recording her first solo project. Tina has a passionate interest in the promotion of hemp products as an important ecological and health resource. When she's not touring with Jimmy and The Coral Reefers, Tina's spare time is filled with the care of her four bunnies, who are happy that she's a vegetarian.