TONJA, SALES & MARKETING/BUYER
Tonja, along with her husband and four kids, moved here 5 years ago from Minnesota to enjoy the slower pace of life that is Montana. Years ago Tonja stumbled into the marketing field almost by accident, instantly fell in love with marketing, and changed her career path. She then pursued a degree in Marketing and Business Management through Concordia University in St Paul, MN; graduating summa cum laude when her youngest was just 6 months old. Tonja has worked in various aspects of marketing and sales most of her adult life; starting out with an Aveda distributor in Eden Prairie, Mn in their marketing department, which operated much like a mini ad agency where money and deadlines were almost always tight. Later she worked in a large corporate environment managing the marketing for three sales channels in Ameritech’s Minnesota market. Here Tonja’s role in marketing was driven by working with large scale printers and various media outlets (e.g. radio, TV, billboards and yellow page ads…remember those?). Tonja also co-owned her own marketing company, Savvy Marketing, where she once again helped salon and spa owners increase their salon traffic, referrals and revenue. With Handbag Tailor, Tonja continues to pursue her marketing passion; bringing with her all of her past experiences and combining that with all of the new social media marketing. When not working, some of Tonja’s favorite past times include upcycling and recycling vintage and worn out furniture, floating on the Madison River and hanging out with her awesome husband and kids.
OLIVIA, SALES & MARKETING/BUYER
Olivia is a Montana native, and she wouldn’t want it any other way. She will receive her BS in Marketing and her BA in English this December, and is excited to put both degrees to work at Handbag Tailor. She loves being part of the Handbag Tailor team and particularly enjoys social media marketing and writing blog posts. When not working or studying, Olivia likes to spend her spare time reading, baking, and travelling.
BRENNA, BRAND STRATEGIST/BUYER