Hello, I'm Tonya. I'm a Tech Leader, Engineer (software and electrical), Educator, Mentor, and Author. I develop and unlock the potential in individuals, teams, processes, and technology. It's been the essence of my 30+ year career.

In the first part of my career, my teams and I engineered high-tech, automated systems for the world’s largest manufacturers. My playground was deep into vision-guided robotics, instrumentation, tooling, and global monitoring systems. Here, I grew and honed my engineering, problem-solving, people, and tech leadership skills.

In 2001, I formed an elite consultancy firm, shifting my focus to partner with manufacturers. My team and I integrated into their team to tailor solutions specifically for them. We helped them to grow their teams’ capabilities, reduce complexity, fine-tune processes, reduce costs, and increase production. Here, I grew my business, leadership, and customer success skills.

In late 2007, my world changed forever. It’s a gut-wrenching story, which you can read on HeroPress.

How about now?

I’m pouring all of these years of experience into the WordPress Community. I’m on a mission to help WordPress developers and software makers grow, excel, innovate, and prosper.

How? At Know the Code, I actively teach and mentor, developing and growing each person’s ability to build amazingly elegant, high-quality, and robust custom solutions. Through open source initiatives, I contribute engineering, architecture, code, and tests, as well as do code reviews, answer questions, and offer insights.

How can I help you?

You can learn more about me on my personal website.

Cheers and <happy coding>.

Be Kind. Go Excel.