Tonya grew up tramping through forests and markets, eating and collecting stuff. It made a lasting impression, as she found herself working as a geologist, farm hand and fitness and mountain bike coach. Nutrition was the next logical step, shifting a passion for the science of the earth into the same for the body. After graduating from CSNN in 2004, she worked primarily with her athlete friends and in agricultural settings. She enjoys teaching Pediatric, Preventive Nutrition and Sports Nutrition, but most enjoys Eco-Nutrition where she can roll all passions into one big beautiful wheel. The transformations experienced by students and the wisdom that they bring to class is her greatest teaching pleasure. A curious mind, she is currently learning bee-keeping from her husband, and mucking about with permaculture and trailbuilding. She would love to raise goats in Vermont someday.