Tonya Mork serves to empower people to excel. She leads and serves the incredibly talented makers at XWP as the VP, Engineering & UX. She mentors and teaches at Know the Code and through various mediums. She gives back through open source initiatives.
Her journey to WordPress is an interesting story.
She started in electrical and software engineering back in the mid-1980s. She spent 22 years engineering cool high-tech automated, manufacturing solutions. Her playground was deep into vision-guided robotics, real-time systems, predictive modeling, and global monitoring systems.
Then her world changed forever, as her story took an ugly twist. It’s a gut-wrenching story that she shared on HeroPress.
Flip the page. She found this amazingly inviting community. She’s still in awe of how everyone rolls up their sleeves, gives of their time, and helps one another. Here, in this community, is where she wants to be and contribute to make the web and WordPress better.