August 7, 2014
Tina Scotford completed her training as a Nutritionist whilst working as a Catering Manager. Her spare time was dedicated to her employer’s company newsletter, writing recipes and stories which revolved around comical events that had taken place in her kitchen. A subsequent position with Nestle was followed by a spell in the field of Adult Education, where she taught literacy and numeracy skills.
After a divorce, Tina co-founded Aroma Soothz, an alternative healing product manufacturer catering to the health and beauty industry. Personal delight followed, with the unexpected news that she was pregnant. This prompted Tina to sell Aroma Soothz and focus all of her energies on motherhood.
The Land of Kachoo is Tina’s first published work, and is inspired by her personal travels to stunning bush destinations including the Serengeti, Lake Tarangire and the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, Chobe and the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and South Africa’s very own Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe and Klaserie Game Reserves.
Included amongst Tina’s interests are supporting Natal Sharks rugby, cycling and hiking in KwaZulu-Natal’s Drakensburg, watching sport and the crime channel on DSTV, and practicing the art of Yoga.
Tina Scotford currently resides in Durban, South Africa, with her partner, Gary. Together they are parents to a beautiful daughter, Sienna… and a pet rabbit, Amy.