Tonya McKenzie

Tonya McKenzie

ACEs in the South Bay - We are better together!

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ACEs in the South Bay – We are better together!


Tonya McKenzie is an audacious author, advocate, and public relations consultant. her firm, Sand & Shores PR works with speakers, authors, entrepreneurs and small businesses on public relations efforts as a business solution.

After graduating from California State University, Northridge, Tonya served as the Associate Executive Director at the YMCA and co-authored the FIT Kids Manual for the Contra Costa Health Services. Tonya was the first African American elected to the Oakley Chamber of Commerce as a Director, was appointed to the Contra Costa County Youth Council by Supervisor Federal Glover. Tonya currently serves on the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, the City of Redondo Beach GPAC (General Plan Advisory Council), and president of the Madison Elementary School Site Council.

Tonya McKenzie is highlighted in Amazing Moms: Parents of the 21st Century and the author of A Child’s Memories of Cartoons and Murder, addressing PTSD, predatory behavior, generational dysfunction and domestic violence.