MACE West 2019 Special Guest: Tonya Woldridge
MACE West 2019 Gaming is proud to welcome Paizo’s Organized Play Coordinator, Tonya Woldridge, to MACE West 2019!
Tonya Woldridge is the Organized Play Manager for Paizo, Inc., overseeing the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild, the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild, and Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild organized play programs. Working at Paizo meant returning to her roots, as she grew up a few hours away in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and spent 2 years at the nearby University of Puget Sound. “I love the rain, mist, and mountains! If you want a beautiful vacation destination, the Olympic Peninsula is the best.”
A long-time gamer, she started playing RPGs in high school. Over the years, some of her most frequent games played were 2nd Edition AD&D, Earthdawn, Champions, Shadowrun, and D&D 3.0/3.5. She started Pathfinder with the launch of the beta and has stuck with it ever since. After attending the third PaizoCon UK, she was hooked on organized play and spent several years volunteering for the Pathfinder Society, first as a Venture-Lieutenant in the United Kingdom, then as a Venture-Captain in Canada, before joining the team at Paizo.
Tonya counts herself fortunate that her family enjoys gaming! Her husband, a Master Sergeant (retired) in the United States Air Force, and 2 children are all avid board gamers and role-players. As a military spouse, she traveled the world with her family, spending 14 of the past 18 years living in England, Canada, and Korea. Their US posts included Washington, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada. While not fluent in foreign languages, she understands Korean, German, French, and several varieties of English.
Outside of work, Tonya enjoys reading books across a variety of genres, with fantasy and history topping the list. She counts Anne McCaffrey, Sharon Shinn, George R. R. Martin, David Gross, Anya Seton, Antonia Fraser, Alison Weir, and Diana Gabaldon among her favorite authors. She also enjoys researching historical methods of crafting, sewing, brewing, dancing, singing, and cooking, participating in the Society for Creative Anachronism for over 20 years. A love of all things medieval and a fascination with Korean culture and food led to her earning Bachelor of Science degrees in History and Asian Studies from the University of Maryland.
Pay close attention to our MACE West 2019 Pathfinder Society schedule for special events in honor of her attendance.