Meet Tonya

Began Mary Kay: December 1997
Sales Director Debut: June 2000

6 time Cadillac, 11 times Circle of Achievement, 35 times Gold Medal, 6 times Court of Sales, 5 times Court of Sharing, 3 Times Triple Star. 

; estimated highest monthly retail:$66,800; highest monthly Commission check: over $11,000
Personal: Lives in Falcon, CO; Husband, Stan(24 years); son, Josh (21), daughter, Kelsey (23)

Favorite Bible Verse: “YOU are a woman of GREAT faith!” Matthew 15:22-28 & “God wants to do exceedingly, abundantly more than you could ask or imagine.” -Ephesians 3:20

1604862_10208601439859028_4223150794070728235_nMy story goes like this….I was the most unlikely candidate to purchase a Mary Kay Starter Kit. I have a degree in Communication with an emphasis in Television Journalism and public relations. I grew up with the aspiration to become the next Katie Couric. 


After being exposed to Mary Kay here and there since the age of 18, and due to many preconceived notions, I never entertained the thought of having my own business. It was only when I was working a full-time job in furniture sales. With a 50 hour week and my husband working 50 hours a week in auto sales as well, Mary Kay finally appealed to me. We had two beautiful children whom we never saw. Joshua- 1 ½ years old and Kelsey- 4 years old were in daycare on weekdays and home with a baby sitter on weekends. 


We were also very involved in church, so if we weren’t at work, we were at church. I had no time, and even less money. I remember the day I was approached about the Mary Kay opportunity. It was December 8, 1997. We were living paycheck to credit card, and that month we had maxed out all our credit cards. On that day, a very beautiful lady my age came into the furniture store, and we started a conversation. She mentioned that she had just quit her job as an engineer to be home with her baby and was now a consultant with Mary Kay. That was all I needed to hear! 


I have learned that there are two types of people: those who wait for things to happen and those who make things happen. And I knew that I didn’t want to be the person that waits for things to happen (years from now, sitting in a rocking chair, wondering what if I had…where I would be…). So I made the decision to give MK a try, proving either way that it worked or it didn’t. 


So I joke and say that I had an out-of-body experience and signed my agreement that day. And I am so thankful to God that I did. Who would have thought we’d be in the economic crisis that we are in today where it seems there is no secure job? So, I worked full time and squeezed MK in the cracks, working only 6-8 hours a week. In 7 months, I was able to go part-time, dedicating 10-15 hours, and by my 11 month, I sold enough products to match my income. 


After that I quickly earned my first car and moved into leadership (management in corporate America), earning 8 more cars in the next 12 years. I did work, and I became very teachable, learning more about the business every day. I love to work with my consultants, making sure they feel confident and equipped to find the resources to have a successful business. Many women have worked very hard to give us the opportunity that we have today, and I am truly thankful. 


This business has changed my life and my family. Today, my income is now the main income for my family due to the economy. But my life and my family’s life has not changed. I still work from home, raise my two beautiful (now) teenagers, and encourage my husband of 24 years to follow his dreams. Why not?! I’m living my dream. I truly do this business for my family. 


This career has helped me dream again and see some of our dreams come true!! I’m daring you to dream big today. So if I could ask you these questions:


What’s the vision from God that’s captured your heart, that’s lingered, that won’t go away? 


Are you still holding on to it, or have you let it go? 
If you’ve let it go, the time has come to pick it back up again and reclaim your dream! Don’t hold back! 


We are making history, and we want you to come with us!! So come dream BIG with us!!!! It’s TNT time! Today Not Tomorrow!


We are dynamite and exploding into a National Area!
Believing in the treasure that lies within you.