Tina D. Torres
Speaker | Advocate | Officiant | Coordinator | Mixologist | Survivor
What doesn’t kill you definitely makes you stronger. Dynamic entrepreneur Tina Torres is living proof of this.
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tina is a survivor. She is a child witness to domestic violence, a victim of childhood sexual assault, a dating violence survivor and eventually grew up to raise three daughters as a single parent.
Tina knows what it takes and has the wherewithal to make it happen. She’s successfully been able to transition from living in a domestic violence shelter to receiving a brand new home through Habitat for Humanity.
Tina knows what it is to pull yourself up by your bootstraps when life knocks you down.
Not wanting anything to hold her back, Tina knew and understood the value of an education. That’s why she obtained the AS in Accounting from Midlands Technical because she’s always had a love for numbers. But soon Tina found herself having to make a very difficult decision to leave her employment and take care of her very ill daughter.
Tina’s life journeys lead to her to pursuing her passion of working with folks to make things beautiful because she had finally been able to find the beauty in hers. Tina founded SHE DID THAT wedding and event promotions in 2013.
Tina brings her persona, style, organizational skills and professionalism to make sure that your event is the best ever! She and her team personally handle all of your event details large or small. Tina has been coordinating events for 10 years; everything from Sweet 16 Parties, class reunions, weddings, anniversaries, vow renewals and birthday parties – you want an event she can make it happen!
The proverbial “box” does not exist in Tina’s eyes, nor does she consider herself traditional, as some would define it. Tina believes that your event should show your personality, spunk, elegance and everything else that encompasses your spirit. With Tina’s help, your event will have guests walking away saying….SHE DID THAT!!
She also founded a non-profit organization called She Did That Community Advocate Foundation Nonprofit Mission: Offers support services to at-risk families and individuals, including rental assistance, housing support and crisis support. This is a 501(c)3 entity. For the past 7 years, The Purple Gala (created by Tina Torres and Kiwan Fitch) has taken place to bring awareness to domestic violence. This year's 8th Annual Purple Gala will take place on Saturday, October 7th with Sabrina Greenlee. Along with The Purple Brunch on Sunday, October 8th to bring hope and assist under the guidance of local Faith Leaders and Life Coaches.
Her newest accomplishments are: Wedding Officiant, Guardian Ad Litem for CASA Richland County, Mental Health First Aid Responder for Adults, Certified Childhood Trauma and Transformation Coach, Motivational Speaker for Child and Teen Trauma, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Homelessness, Hunger, High School Drop Out and Teen Pregnancy.
As a MILITARY BRAT I have been afforded many opportunities to include living in Nuremberg, Germany, Izmir, Turkey, several states and military installations. Have met, embraced and loved so many souls!!!! I am one BLESSED BRAT!!! I am the mother to 3 daughters (29, 32, 33) and a YaYa to a 7 year old granddaughter and 3 month old grandson.
I am no longer a SURVIVOR. I am a PHOENIX whose wings are NO LONGER CLIPPED!