Tina Reine is currently interested in the nexus between water and energy, as well as a potential water rights and water quality trading markets. She is also interested of the impact of water use on other economic levers such as energy and carbon emissions. Some of the current water initiatives that Tina Reine is involved in include:
• Building a water quality trading system in FL
• Creating water derivatives for an entity that owns significant amounts of the physical
• Developing groundwater banking opportunities for water brokerage
Tina Reine attended Columbia Business School in New York City, where she received a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance. Over a four-year period, she facilitated three companies’ establishment in the sale of verified emission reduction and certified emission reduction units (VERs and CERs, respectively). At CantorCO2e/Blue Source, she located projects and completed offset deals with ClimateCare, The Carbon Neutral Co., B.A.A., and other organizations. At JPMorgan Chase & Co., she established a carbon trading desk and educated others in the company as the Vice President of Voluntary Carbon Market Sales. At NextEra Energy, where she spent two and one-half years as the Manager of Carbon Markets, she traded CERs and VERs, developed a carbon product worth $10 million, spoke at conferences, and handled verification and validation of VERs. Tina Reine left the carbon business in 2011 to establish Curious Properties for buying, renovating, and reselling foreclosures. Tina Reine began pursuing acrobatics during her career as a carbon trader. She has taken to aerial acrobatics as a stress reliever and exercise vehicle in recent years. Involving frequent inversion, the sport reduces blood pressure, increases circulation, and moves lymphatic fluid through the body. Before starting aerial acrobatics, Tina Reine struggled with stress and insomnia, but she has since found the activity to be an excellent substitute for antacids and sleep aids.
Alongside her commercial goals, Tina Reine demonstrates a focus on public activism through regular volunteer activities. She is an advocate against cyber harassment and cyber stalking/bullying.