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tonya-2016.jpg Tonya was born in Miami, Florida, where she grew up and developed a love of the outdoors.   She attended the Florida State University and obtained a degree in Biology and minor in Chemistry.   She then returned to Miami to work as an EMT in a busy emergency room before returning to the laboratory.   She then studied microbiology and immunology, earning a graduate degree from the University of Miami.   After desiring to return to patient care, Tonya then went on to earn her Physician Assistant degree from Barry University in Miami. 

Tonya began her career by treating and caring for premature and ill infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care at various hospitals throughout South Florida.  Tonya and her family moved to North Carolina in 2014 and she began working at Watauga Surgical Group in 2015.  Tonya enjoys swimming and spending time outdoors running, hiking, kayaking, camping, and skiing – anything and everything that will get her outside!

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