Christine Booras began her professional career working as a Manager of Human Resources in a corporate environment for Southeast Toyota Distributors, Inc. after graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Throughout her long-term employment with Toyota she gained
valuable experience in conducting training programs, communicating with both salaried and hourly employees, and organizational management. During her tenure with Toyota she also pursued licensing as a Massage Therapist and certifications in personal training and group fitness.
In 1995, she said goodbye to the corporate world and opened her own business offering therapeutic massage and group fitness classes in yoga, Zumba and Tai Chi. In 2005, she added another skill to her professional toolbox and obtained her Florida Real Estate license. She continues to be an agent today, working with Continental Realty of Jax, Inc.
In addition to wellness and real estate, Christine is a published author of various publications and a memoir focusing on personal growth entitled: Me, My Ferals & I: How a colony of cats freed me to discover the feral within. Having pets as a child, she has always had a strong bond with animals, wildlife and nature and has volunteered with various animal groups and sanctuaries, including the Jacksonville Zoological Gardens and Marineland in St. Augustine, Florida. She is currently a professional member of the Cat Writer’s Association and Dog Writer’s Association of America.
Christine’s interest in pursuing unique hobbies and physical activities gives her the ability of pulling from a colorful array of past experiences. Staying with the more conservative sports and group activities in her younger days, such as basketball and marching band, she gradually expanded her horizons, venturing into competitive bodybuilding, fencing, K9 Frisbee competitions, Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Iaido (Samurai Sword). She will often include performing Qi Gong movements for stress reduction in her presentations, encouraging audience participation.
After two knee surgeries, Christine is now involved in less physically demanding yet mentally challenging activities – which include shooting traditional archery and playing the Highland bagpipes. Currently a member of both Jacksonville Pipes and Drums and Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department Pipes and Drums, she performs at special events for individuals, corporations and official city and state celebrations. Christine’s business has evolved into Dragonfly Warriors, LLC, offering a variety of health and wellness services. With an emphasis on self-empowerment, her eclectic personal experiences and knowledge makes her a well-rounded presenter and guide for individuals pursuing optimum physical, mental and emotional health.
Christine is a native of Jacksonville, Florida where she currently lives with her husband and menagerie of animal companions.
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