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Sonja has a Master of Nonprofit Studies from Arizona State University, in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the MRAA team, Sonja was Executive Director of the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association where she helped turn the association around through increased membership, increased conference participation, debt alleviation, improved marketing/communications, increased advocacy efforts and restructured operations.
In addition to her leadership at APRA, Sonja has held management positions in nonprofit organizations, mostly focusing on education, environmental issues and parks/recreation.
Outside of her professional life, Sonja is an avid outdoors woman and loves yoga. She has a thirst for travel and adventure. She is a PADI Divemaster and a Master Diver. She has been to six of the seven continents and plans to eventually explore the seventh, Antarctica.