Karina is the heart of both Vesta and VestaFire. A former Social Worker trained in workshop facilitation and community development, and with her small business management degree, she was awarded the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) award. Mother of two, she is a is an internationally acclaimed performer: she is a stilt walker, and performs with poi, staff, hoop, double staff, Buugeng, flow wand, fire whip, and dragon staff, as well as fire performance. She is the costume designer and booking agent for the troupe. Karina and her husband Kevin brought their two children on Spark Circus 2012, teaching circus and performing in the Burmese orphanages, migrant schools, and refugee camps for two months. She founded VestaFire Entertainment in 2010 as a way to share her knowledge with others in order to create joyful community.