Hard-working and professional, Tonya is a proven leader with the ability to relate to the needs of her clients. As a property owner, she has a first-hand understanding of the business. And, with over 35 years of combined experience in accounting and property management, she possesses a clear view of the needs of individual owners. Having assisted a number of properties in navigating the housing tax credit process, Tonya leverages the power of her experience – and the tenacity of her dedication – to direct the Intrepid team in their mission to provide the highest quality homes and apartment communities.
Tonya graduated from Davenport University with her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. As a Certified Property Manager through the Institute of Real Estate Management, as well as an LIHTC Compliance Specialist, Certified Assisted Housing Manager, STAR Rural Development Certified and a Real Estate Broker in Michigan and Indiana, her qualifications strengthen the efficacy of her experience, allowing her to address a range of needs in the real estate industry. She is an administrator for Veterans Housing of Southwest Michigan and serves on the Finance Committee for Kalamazoo County Housing Commission. Additionally, she is the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Property Management Association of West Michigan, a member on the Board of Directors for the Property Management Association of Michigan as well as the West Michigan division of the Institute of Real Estate Management.
An indispensable figure, Tonya leads the efforts and defines the direction of Intrepid. With her experience as a property owner, she has a global understanding of both the physical and fiscal requirements of an asset. This allows her to relate to and address the needs and concerns of the client.
In her spare time, Tonya is very active in her church and enjoys reading, playing golf, and spending time outdoors and with her family.
Veterans & Family Housing of Southwest Michigan
As the founder of Veterans & Family Housing of Southwest Michigan, Tonya is guiding the board of directors as they begin to seek out opportunities to develop affordable housing and provide assistance for veterans. Working closely with other organizations, she is working to facilitate partnerships that provide a holistic, all-encompassing solution that addresses the needs of our country’s veterans.
As a co-owner of Greenbriar Apartments in Holland, Michigan Tonya and her partners utilized the Low Income Housing Tax Credit process to do an acquisition rehab on the property back in 2010. The rehab process was successfully orchestrated without the need to displace tenants. This property has a long standing record of success for providing its tenants with a clean, comfortable place to call home.
Red Flannel Acres
Much like Greenbriar Apartments, Red Flannel Acres, in Cedar Springs, Michigan, was an acquisition rehab. As a co-owner, Tonya and her partners utilized the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program to facilitate this process on the property back in 2010. These projects have yielded a wealth of knowledge and experience that has served as a platform to assist other developments going through this process.
Intrepid Professional Group
As the owner of Intrepid Professional Group, Tonya defines the company’s vision and provides leadership to the Intrepid team by encouraging team members to not only meet the company’s goals but to also attain their personal goals. With her strong background in accounting and finance along with her years of experience in the real estate industry, she brings a strong combination of skills to the table that allow her to competently provide vision, lead the operations, dutifully guide the Intrepid team and personally invest herself in the company’s projects.