Tonya Danielly is a California native, born in Oceanside at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital. She grew up in Carlsbad, graduated Carlsbad High School, and moved back to Oceanside in 1991. She attended Mira Costa Jr. College and then transferred to CSUSM. Pursuing a career in the medical field – she worked in both reproductive science and hospital management. In 1999 she was invited to interview for the position of Executive Director at Ivey Ranch and has since worked on revitalizing programs and the facility as well as introducing an equestrian and therapeutic horseback riding program back in 2003. She is now a credentialed Early Education Instructor as well as a state licensed site supervisor. She is a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH), an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, a PATH listed mentor for facilities, instructors, and programs, and a past PATH Southern California State Chair. She is an avid traveler and reader, a PADI certified Dive Master, and is working to obtain her Private Pilot’s License. Her passions include animals, children, family, and community.