by KELLEY GUSICH | photos by Blake Miller Photography

Community Involvement

The Norine family adores living in Scripps Ranch, with holiday parties in the street, men’s poker night, and children constantly playing outside. Jason and Terra, roommates in their younger years, eventually fell in love and got married. “We did things a bit backwards,” Terra said. Today, Jason owns a hedge fund and manages clients’ financial portfolios, and Terra is a STEM and technology consultant, working with local school districts and universities. She is extremely passionate about education and children.

Jason and Terra’s boys, Cade and Carter, attend school in Scripps, with Cade as a TKer at Jerabek Elementary and Carter at the Trails preschool. Both boys, as well as their parents, love soccer. Jason plays for the Old Pros soccer league, and the boys play NCSP Poway, FUTSOL at Alliant University, and Scripps Ranch League. Cade plays year-round because soccer is his favorite, but also enjoys baseball, basketball, and piano. Carter plays tee-ball and has recently started hockey. Because of their mother’s work, both have been exposed to engineering and robotics since birth, and are also very involved in church, attending Vacation Bible School, Awana, and Sunday School each week.


Parents: Jason and Terra Norine
Children: Cade (5) and Carter (4)
Community: South of Pomerado
Years Lived in Community: 6
Parents’ Hometowns: Terra – Kennewick, WA; Jason – Bloomington, MN
Parents’ Occupations: Jason – Owner and CEO of CADE Opportunity Hedge Fund;
Terra – Technology and STEM consultant for Troxell Communications

Favorite Places to Visit in 92131: Canyon Springs Church, Todo Sushi, any park to play soccer, and Miramar Lake for family walks


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Terra teaches after-school enrichment robotics classes to students at Jerabek and the money goes back into the STEM program. She also teaches robotics in her sons’ classes twice per month, and volunteers teaching robotics in several low-income schools to inspire and motivate children. Jason and Terra volunteer in the boys’ classrooms and Jason volunteers as a coach for several local soccer and baseball teams – spending about three days a week coaching both boys’ teams. The whole family is very involved in a local women’s shelter, putting on a yearly Christmas party for the women and their children. “It is very important to us that these women and children get a special Christmas with all of the chaos happening in their life,” Terra said. The boys take part as well.” Cade and Carter love to give and help others – they send letters to children at a local shelter and take 50 percent of their allowance and donate it to this shelter.”

Because of Terra’s love for children, on any given day there are at least five additional kids running around the house. “Kids will come knock on the door and ask if I can play,” Terra exclaimed. “My kids and husband are all shy and very quiet – and then there is me.”