Tony was born and raised in Truckee, CA and attended college at Feather River College in Quincy and CSU Chico. He majored in Psychology and Industrial Technology. Having grown up in the lumber industry, Tony then went on to work for a number of forest products companies and machine suppliers. Tony moved to McCloud in 1981 as the head electrician/electronics technician for P&M Cedar Products, and in 1981 assumed supervision of all maintenance and construction functions until the mills closure in 2003. Tony is currently retired and has been serving on the Shasta Cascade Health Centers Board of Directors since 2017.