Taina L. Whitethorne is Buddy’s older sister. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Management at Northern Arizona University in 1999. Her academic emphasis was Accounting and Management. She is a Flagstaff native and resides in Flagstaff with her children. Currently she is employed at Safeway as a Merchandiser Department Manager. She has been a Safeway employee for 15 years. Taina enjoys art work herself. She hand makes native design ornaments for the holidays and enjoys sewing native ribbon skirts.