Tonia started playing the upright bass in 2009, at the urging of her family. At first it was “If you can’t beat them, join them,” but playing “Bertha” the bass turned out to be a great stress reliever.
Her hobbies include sewing, knitting, fitness and cooking, mixed in with listening to all styles of music. Tonia teaches 2nd Grade at Allendale grade school, and reads the Bible daily.