Our Coaches

Tonya Rivera – Orange Half Assistant Coach (Pace 12:30 – 14)


Tonya joined the TBF family in 2010 and finished the season running her very first half marathon! Tonya began assistant coaching in 2012 and became head coach in 2015.  She returns to assistant coaching the most photogenic Orange group this year! Her encouraging,  compassionate nature gives all of those she coaches the confidence to do the things they never thought possible. We are lucky and grateful to welcome coach Tonya back again!

A little more about Tonya, in her own words…

I started coaching so that no runner would ever feel like they were too slow or not good enough.  I love watching someone complete their first half marathon knowing that I helped them get there.

I am the Florida VP of Sales and Marketing for Johnson and Johnson insurance.  I have been married 22 years and have 2 sons. With a little encouragement from me,  they have all run at least half marathon.

When I’m not working or coaching,  I run a nonprofit called Ready for Hire, lead a couples community group called Homebuilders , am the Servant Team Leader at my church, sell Mary Kay and I am a coordinator for Family Promise. As you can see,  I like to stay busy.