Tono is a lifelong Parkland native and resident. Prior to joining Blue Zones Project® – Parkland-Spanaway, he led a ten-year career in the nonprofit sector with particular focus on philanthropy, education equity, and community development.
A proud product of Franklin Pierce Schools, he now serves as the President of the Franklin Pierce School Board of Directors. Additionally, Tono holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Evergreen State College and an undergraduate degree in sociology from Pacific Lutheran University.
When Tono’s not advocating for the community through one of his leadership roles, you can find him enjoying time with family or taking in a movie at the Grand Cinema.
My Power 9
My favorite Power 9® is Purpose. My single greatest hope for Parkland-Spanaway is for folks to find their purpose and a sense of belonging, leading to a shared understanding that we can lead long, healthy lives and thrive right here in our home community.Return to Our Community
ORGANIZATION & WELL-BEING LEAD
Angelica Martinez grew up in Pierce County living in Fife, Tacoma, Parkland, and Lakewood. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies with a minor in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University.
Prior to joining Blue Zones Project® – Parkland-Spanaway, she worked in the governmental sector.
In her free time, you can find Angelica on walks with her Labrador Retriever, finding new places to eat, hiking and enjoying time with family and friends.
My Power 9
While several Power 9® speak to me and many compliment each other, downshift stands out. We form part of a society that values multitasking, busyness and working on the next big thing. My hope for the Parkland and Spanaway communities is for them to learn and implement tangible measures related to relieving and/or managing stress to improve their quality of life.Return to Our Community
ENGAGEMENT & MARKETING LEAD
Joseph Gomez proudly hails from Grit City, aka Tacoma, WA. Prior to joining Blue Zones Project – Parkland-Spanaway, he was dedicated to getting the word out on community resources for underrepresented Hispanic communities living in Pierce and South King County.
Joseph has earned a bachelor’s in business marketing with a focus on Digital Marketing from Northwest University and is also a recipient of the Degrees of Change Leadership Scholarship. He has been recognized for his work at El Centro de La Raza, the Mosaic Multicultural Organization, and for his work in ministry at The Table Church.
When Joseph’s not working to get the word out on community resources, you can find him dropping in on the bowls at Sprinker Skatepark or going for a walk with his wife along Owens Beach.
My Power 9
My favorite Power 9® is Downshift. In our overworked society, my goal is to enjoy rest and practice gratitude regularly with my community. By making time for rest and gratitude, we can improve our overall well-being, reduce stress, and increase our sense of connection with others. related to relieving and/or managing stress to improve their quality of life.Return to Our Community
PROJECT MANAGER &
Tammy Jones, a proud native of Pierce County born and raised, has spent over 20 years honing her skills in Business Administration, Sales, and Early Childhood Development. She received her Business Administration Certification from Pierce college, has worked in various administration positions in the Bethel School District, and served birth to three kiddos as a Family Resources Coordinator for the Bethel, Franklin Pierce, and Puyallup School Districts.
Tammy’s commitment to building strong relationships has always been an important part of her approach to work and life. Growing up in Pierce County, specifically spending a decade in the Parkland-Spanaway area, has instilled a deep appreciation for the power of community connections.
Outside of work, Tammy loves to go camping with her family and group of friends, sharing stories around the campfire and letting her comedic flair shine through! She states that laughter is the best medicine for the unexpected road bumps of life.
My Power 9
My favorite Power 9® is Loved Ones First. We never know how long we have with our loved ones. My family is my treasure, and each day is a blessing. We accept each other for who we are and hug with a whole lotta love.Return to Our Community