Carina hails from Costa Mesa, where she enjoys many of nature’s amazing offerings through hiking, mushroom foraging, making natural dyes, gardening, and traditional Anahuac cooking. Growing up, both of her grandfathers had a deep connection to the land. Carina’s maternal grandfather had a farm and taught her to live in harmony with all of the plants and animals around her. She enjoyed spending time with paternal grandfather on nature hikes and going to archeological sites where she learned about the history of the Anahuac people and their connection to the land. Carina studied Botany and Horticulture in college, and has also studied Regenerative agriculture, and TEK (Traditional Ecological Knowledge). Carina loves spending time in Big Oak Canyon, disconnecting from the city, and re-learning ancestral skills and traditions.