Tonya, better known to her dear friends as Annette, grew up in Tampa Bay, Florida. With the Ocean as her happy place, she continued to further her education as St Petersburg Junior College. Tonya finished her undergraduate degree in Special Education - Specific Learning Difficulties, at the University of South Florida.
Those who know Tonya, recognize her for her unfailing patience and natural calming ability to teach just about anything! She was able to spend the next 3 years, sharing this gift with her class, all of whom faced many challenges ranging from Autism through to Quadriplegia. Tonya poured her heart and soul into her classroom, learning from her students and their bravery, and loved every minute of it!
After 3 extremely rewarding and special years, Tonya turned her heart to raising her young family at home. Watching her three children, now 20, 16 and 12) grow up over the years has been just as rewarding - how time flies! Several years later, Tonya decided it was time to get back in the game and enrolled in the Masters program at UWG, in Carollton. Obtaining her Master's degree in Special Education.
Tonya moved to Fayetteville 14 years ago, and hasn't looked back since. She combined her passion for teaching with her desire to stay healthy, and has been teaching Pilates for 7 years now. A local instructor at Fitness 54, she's your GO-TO for just about any Aqua class you can think of!
Tonya is flying through her third year of Real Estate, working with clients to achieve their dreams across the board. Tonya's strong and diverse teaching background transcended seamlessly into the world of Real Estate. They don't just say that Teachers make GREAT Realtors for no reason!! Tonya's unlimited patience combined with her ability to be HIGHLY organized is a WIN, WIN! Tonya is truly a breath of fresh air in this busy, "Me, Me, Me" world. A true listener who cares about your dream, and will do everything she can to make that come true!
When Tonya isn't busy granting wishes, you can often find her in the kitchen whipping up a Gourmet meal for friends and family! She loves to travel (if she can find time!), or just simply get lost in a good book. Curious about any hidden talents (as if we haven't listed enough?!)... Tonya just happens to have the voice of an Angel, as she loves to spend time singing and playing her Baby Grand!