I am a professional geotechnical engineer and freelance writer living and working in the Greater Vancouver area. My background in the trades and technology has given me years of experience in industrial workshops, materials testing laboratories, on urban construction sites and in remote areas of British Columbia. I have worked as a surveyor, inspector, technologist, and finally as a senior design engineer.
In my work as a freelance writer I have covered a wide range of topics including social, parenting, humor, health and wellness, and women in the work place issues in addition to trades, technology, heavy civil construction, safety and engineering. In my work as an editor I’ve worked on a variety of technical papers, reports and guidelines, several of them to a very wide audience.
Tonia has been a columnist for Western Construction News, a contributing editor to Underground Construction and a regular contributor to a number of trade and engineering magazines. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the North American Society for Trenchless Technology – BC Chapter. Tonia is enthusiastically looking forward to her appointment as a sessional instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where she will be teaching “Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering” to the 2014 graduating class of civil engineers.