The Trials That Don't Break You Will Make You
Katrina is “Juror #11” and has learned how to RISE through life’s trials. After serving on the jury for a murder trial, she was charged with contempt of court and endured months of trauma, the threat of jail, and thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees. She is also an adoptive mother of children from trauma and an advocate for others without voices in society. She decided to turn her lemons into lemonade and write a book about her experience with the justice system and share some heartbreaking situations with her kids.
Her book became a #1 new release in several categories when first published and went on to win a gold medal in the Non-Fiction Book Awards through the Non-Fiction Author's Association. The book then became a finalist in the category of Memoirs and Autobiographies through the International Book Awards. She was overwhelmed that God could use her story to inspire courage, selflessness, and steadfastness. Doors then began to open for her to spread her story on the stage as well; speaking life into her listeners as she shows indestructible hope rising out of the ashes of tragedy.
Katrina calls Hot Springs, Arkansas home. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in accounting in 1999. With that, she worked in public and private accounting for several years before she decided to obtain her licenses in the securities industry and become an investment advisor. She’s been working with a local wealth management company since 2007 where she serves as their Chief Compliance Officer.
She has volunteered in many capacities to advocate for children in the foster care system and plays an active role in her church and community. She and her husband adopted three boys, two from foster care and one as an adult, they also have two biological children and countless others she is a “mom” to in some capacity.