Tina graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. While at TTU, she was a student member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and was chosen to Chi Epsilon, a national civil engineering honor society. She also earned her State of Tennessee EIT certificate.
After graduation, she began her work career assisting the city engineer and reviewing commercial construction building plans for the City of Columbia/Maury County. From 1992-1996, she worked for Metro Water Services in their engineering department where she performed analysis of sewer lines, availability studies, and computer sewer modeling for Metropolitan Davidson County. Tina began home educating her 3 children beginning in 2001. In 2011, she began six years of teaching chemistry and physical science at New Life Academy and was selected by her students as the 2017 Teacher of the Year. She began working at Cumberland University in June of 2017.
Tina most enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is active in her church where she taught 3rd grade for 15 years and vacation bible school. She has also volunteered and been a member of the Greenvale Community Center since 2000. She and her husband Greg reside in southern Wilson County.