Bilingual: Ilocano and Tagalog
- Honorata (Nora) Protacio was born and raised in the Philippines. She attended Saint Louis University and Cabanatuan City Colleges where she received her degree in Accounting.
- Her career took the path of following her husband during his naval career. She started working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Manila (1976 – 1980), and later joined her husband in Japan. She worked for the Defense Commissary Agency in Yokosuka, Japan (1981 – 1988), and in Port Hueneme, CA (1988 – 1991). She later transferred to Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme, CA as an Accountant (1991 – 1994). Her husband transferred to U.S. Embassy Tokyo, where she accepted the position as Tax Service Specialist (1994 – 1999). They moved to Yokohama and she worked as an Accountant for Military Sealift Command Far East (1999 – 2003), and later moved to Defense Finance and Accounting Service Japan at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Their family returned to California where she served as an Accountant for Naval Surface Warfare Center (2007 -2009) and Naval Facilities and Engineering Command Port Hueneme as Accountant (2009 – 2014). They moved to Hawaii in 2014 and served as a Financial Management Analyst at Commander Naval Installations Pearl Harbor and retired from that position in Oct 2017. She serves many clients in California as an insurance agent with Covered California and as a Tax Preparer.
- She is married to Renato Protacio, a retired U.S. Navy officer. They have four children: Mark (40), Laurie (38), Norene (34), and Kristle (30). They have adopted a Shiba Inu puppy named Lokahi. She enjoys helping others and spends her time volunteering to support senior citizens, nursing homes, and helps her husband in his volunteer projects with military veterans.