Tonja is an native to northern Illinois, born and raised in the country outside of Rochelle. She is relatively new to the real estate industry, becoming licensed in May 2021. But being new hasn't stopped her from jumping in and learning the ropes of the real estate industry. In addition to real estate, she has been working in the newspaper industry for the past 25 years, recently becoming publisher of two local weekly newspapers. She moved to Arizona in 2007 for work, then returned to Ogle County in 2016. Tonja believes her newspaper experience has taught her the customer service skills to thrive in the ever-changing real estate business.