Tonya Champa has joined the Nevada Appeal as a media marketing consultant.
Tonya has lived in the Silver State for the past 23 years, raised on ranches in Washoe Valley. She now lives with her husband in Stagecoach, along with their Labrador retrievers and quarter horses.
She was a high school and college rodeo competitor and Miss Reno Rodeo 2004-2005. She still enjoys competing at barrel races and picks up a rope once in a while, too.
Tonya brings an extensive marketing and public relations background to the Sierra Nevada Media Group. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a major in marketing and a minor in communications. She was the collegiate American Marketing Association president at UNR, and led her team to a third place finish at the national case competition in New Orleans.
Tonya will primarily focus on new business in the Carson City area and continue to develop relationships with businesses in Dayton and Virginia City. Tonya will also act as the liaison for the Carson City and Dayton chambers of commerce in addition to the Northern Nevada Development Authority.