Airreia spent a year under the mentorship of million-copy best-selling author and speaker Shannon Ethridge, best-selling author Alicia Clinton, CEO of Destined for Success and host of Alicia Clinton Live Radio show, and best-selling authors Pastor Brandi Rojas and Taronza Graves in the Engraving the Earth literary workshop. Airreia is a gentle, soft-spoken, and sweet woman who is sensitive to the hearts of others with a true heart for God. She has a reason to smile because the joy of the Lord is her strength. Behind her smile the Lord has held her precious hand through many dark storms—battles of insecurity, depression, low self-esteem, rejection, abuse, evictions, homelessness, poverty, divorce of
parents, heartbreak, fornication, addictions, fear, family brokenness, suicidal thoughts, infertility, and barriers in emotional, spiritual, and physical intimacy. The Lord has preserved her through the storms of life to testify of His great power, redemption, and unconditional love. She strongly believes that she overcomes by the word of testimony and the blood of the lamb (Revelations 12:11). Airreia is an entrepreneur and is a co-owner with her husband of SonShine Embrace Learning Center, founded to help embrace children’s God-Given talents for future success!
God has given her faith to believe that if she would obey Him at each step, He would take care of the rest. As the Bible says, “Obedience is better than sacrifice.” It was obedience that made her leave her interior design major for the education major in which God revealed His plan to teach His little children. She is a first-generation student who was able to graduate from both undergraduate and graduate school debt-free. It was also obedience that made her refrain from fornication and seek deliverance through Jesus Christ. This decision enabled her to encourage others to also live a life of purity. Obedience also led her to leave her boyfriend, to later meet her husband.
Airreia has obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies: Birth-Kindergarten education. In addition to her passion in teaching, her other passions include writing, reading, and painting. She also enjoys her role as a wife to her husband Sam and soon-to-be mother. Above all, she deeply expresses that her growing intimate and personal relationship with Christ is the best achievement in life.
“You are like a car already moving, and I want to come alongside you to continue to help you move further.”
“You are a go-getter, fierce, similar to a Quiet Storm.”
“Airreia’s way of speaking—it is naturally full of emotion.”
~BLAST small group
~Co-Owner of SonShine Embrace Learning Center, Academic Coach in Reading and Writing
~Recipient of UNCG’S University Undergraduate Research Grant
~Participant in Disney’s Great Story writing contest
~Semi-Finalist in “Letters About Literature” contest
~Participant in B.L.A.S.T (Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers, and Teachers) with recognized speaker and author Shannon Ethridge
~Facilitator at a Professional Development workshop for teachers on positive behavior management and other social-emotional topics
~Former Pre-k/KTeacher in Children’s Ministry and Vacation Bible School teacher at local church
~Speaker at Encounter Reunion for young children grades 3rd-5th on maintaining sexual purity and a healthy self-image
~Participant in Alicia Clinton’s Write Now Conference 2012 and selected for her Destined for Success small group
~Presenter at National Association for Educators of Young Children (NAEYC) conference with college professor
~Guest Author on Alicia Clinton Live Radio Show and TCT’s Triad Alive
~Former International Toastmasters Member
~Former KIM/JR WIM Advisory Board Leader
~VIPKids Online Teacher
~Instructor at GTCC
~Nominee for Academy Author Award 2018
Self-Published author of “God’s Gift to the World: Preservation of Virginity for Singles” and "Pinky Promise: A Journey of Faith in the Waiting"