Hi! My name is Karie Ramirez! I am from California and recently relocated to Tennessee with my husband Norvin and our two children, Kenny (5) and Ruby (3). I am very excited to be the new Spanish 2 tutor at PLA! I am also the new bookkeeper and look forward to helping in any way I can!
After my dad passed away when I was 24, I moved to a new town to be closer to my mom’s side of the family. I started attending a church and quickly grew a heart for full time missions. In 2012, I moved permanently to Central America to work with YWAM and serve as a missionary. I worked with victims of Human Trafficking and as a youth leader alongside my husband. I took basic Spanish in high school, but through immersion I was able to become fluent in just 6 months. Speaking Spanish and helping others learn Spanish is a passion of mine. Latin culture is very dear to my heart as well. I truly believe you cannot understand Spanish unless you learn the culture that comes along with it. As a missionary, we worked with youth helping them learn conversational Spanish so that they could share the Gospel or pray with those they met.
Prior to becoming a missionary, I was a Bookkeeper and Office Manager. I have continued to expand these skills as I kept the books for various Non-Profits in other countries. Since coming back to the US in 2017, I have worked as a bookkeeper for various businesses. I bring over 20 years of bookkeeping skills to the table. I look forward to serving PLA in this capacity as well.