Aloha! I am a new resident of Maui, Hawaii (summer of 2022),
currently living on the West Side of the island in the Kaanapali/
Lahaina community; being a 3rd generation Californian before
moving. My full name is Marianita which translates as “Little Virgin
Mary.” I have been involved in various Ministries since College, having
received a Lay Ministry minor in Theology (BA Liberal Arts) from LMU,
Los Angeles. After a successful career in Executive Sales, I became a
full time mom and later went back to school to earn a Teaching degree
in Special Education/Moderate Severe Disabilities (recently retired).
Prior Ministries include Youth summer day camp leader,
Confirmation program leader, Catechism teacher, Pray & Play
preschool Ministry leader, Women’s Retreat Leader, Children’s Liturgy
of the Word Leader, and currently a RE teacher for Middle School
Students. I have taught fitness to Division 1 Athletic Programs
(Basketball, Rugby), youth sporting teams (Little League, Soccer)
Prenatal, Children with Special Needs, as well as Community Fitness
classes. I have been a Health and Wellness Coach since 2013.
Combining my Catholic faith with movement in SoulCore has been
a DREAM come true and a wonderful season of growth in my spiritual
journey! Through the grace of God and with divine guidance, I love
being able to share SoulCore with others and help bring them closer
to Jesus and Mary. Besides teaching, I enjoy hiking, snorkeling, and
playing golf with my husband of 31 years Paul, spending time with my
young adult children Chris (26) and Carina (23), reading/learning as
the forever student, eating, and most especially growing in my Faith,
as I help others grow in theirs. I look forward to bringing SoulCore to
the island of Maui, and spreading devotion to Jesus through Mary.
Blessings of Aloha, Peace, Joy & Wonder to you!
A Few of Nita’s Favorite Scripture Verses:
1 Corinthians 2:9, Romans 15:13, Psalm 136:26