Three Minutes with Tanya

Dean of students at Desert View Elementary School

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

I moved to Hermiston in 2012 after my husband and I got married. We moved from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the hopes to live in Portland. However, we landed in Hermiston with the support of his parents.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?


What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to spend time with my husband and kids as well as craft.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

The people. The people in Hermiston are amazing! They are kind and respectful. The city also surprises me and a lot of people back east! It is very hard to explain how small Hermiston is yet so big at the same time!

What was the last book you read?

”Lead Fearlessly, Love Hard” by Linda Cliatt-Wayman

What website or app do you use most other than Facebook?

I have a few games that I like to play daily on my phone.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Germany! I studied German in both high school and college and it has always been my dream to visit.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

Hmm… that is tough. I’m not really sure.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

Work on the last few steps of getting my administrative license.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My two kids, Ryker and Kiya.

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