Athlete, Ambassador, Coach
Tonia is all athlete, and a true ambassador for the sports she does. She was a pioneer and major influence in women's kiteboarding early on, having founded the Women's Kiteboarding Association and hosting kiteboarding clinics and camps for women since 2003. Tonia continues to teach kiteboarding camps in the winter and runs a kite school in the summer - Cascade Kiteboarding Academy in Hood River, Oregon.
As both a professional kiteboarding instructor and pilates instructor, she combines the two disciplines to demonstrate to her students and others the benefits of body and life balance.
Advocacy & Philanthropy
In 2007, Tonia co-founded Athletes for Cancer, which hosts ocean-based adventure therapy programs for young adults with cancer. If you truly want to make an impact in people's lives, ask Tonia how and next thing you know your life is changed too.
Tonia is also active in her community as a pilates instructor for community education, board member of the Columbia Gorge Kitesurfing Association, and Chair on the Children's Hospital Guild Assocation.