On June 21, 1969 Tonya was born to Lynn and Helen Henninger in Elizabethville, Pennsylvania. With the love and support of her parents and family Tonya excelled academically in both grade and high school. She furthered her education at Bucknell University where in 1991 she graduated with the distinction Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in business management. Tonya was employed as a corporate controller for five years after receiving her baccalaureate. In May of 1996 she left the business world to return to school in hopes of becoming a medical doctor. She is currently a student at the University of Minnesota.
Although Tonya is greatly admired for her intelligence she is also very well known for her outstanding qualities of caring and compassion for other people. Her zest for life is also seen as unparalleled. Tonya has enriched the lives of countless friends and acquaintances. Tonya is my best friend and I am certain the love I feel for her will last forever.