Services Available

We help you tell your story, increase brand awareness and build a strong reputation through leadership and communications.


As the host of Leaders & Learners Podcast, Tonya has mastered the art of the interview. She is available to conduct on-camera, red carpet, and virtual interviews for your organization or outlet. As a freelance writer, she is also able to submit written interviews to be published.

Speaking Engagements

Give her the mic and let her motivate your attendees and help them be the best version of themselves. Tonya promotes contributing to the common good while utilizing public relations and marketing to enhance your personal and professional brand. She can speak to small, intimate groups or keynote large events.

L.L.E.A.D. the Way Leadership Training

For nonprofit, civic organizations, businesses, and youth groups looking to increase individual leadership standards and results, Tonya works with your organization to identify gaps and fill them with information, confidence and empowerment for increased productivity, and maximum beneficial outcomes translating into increased positive public relations and fundraising efforts.

Moderator / Panelist / MC

Tonya is your best choice for your social and business events, bringing out the best in each participant, speaker, and host. Tonya will make sure that the audience gets the most out of the day or session. As the moderator, Tonya will ensure that the speakers stick to the time, the right questions get asked and answered with the appropriate follow-up and bridge to the next portion of activity to keep the program flowing. She is available for event moderation or panel/session discussion.

Communications & Public Relations Consulting

As an expert in written and verbal communications, Tonya helps businesses and organizations improve their storytelling to connect products, services, and events to their target audience for earned media and strategic partnerships that increase brand awareness. She helps to implement the right platform and process to identify the target market, carve the message and customize the delivery of the content for maximum impact. Tonya can train marketing departments on developing and implementing strategic communication, PR, and branding strategies.

Brand Consulting, Blogging, & Partnerships

To increase brand awareness, Tonya partners with small to large brands that embody family, fun, food, and empowerment. From messaging to consumer issues, Tonya helps to elevate brands for their target audience and the opportunity to increase visibility. This includes content creation, blogging, and media outreach. Services are customized to fit the needs of the brand.

Who is Tonya McKenzie?

Who is Tonya McKenzie?

As the founder of Sand & Shores, Tonya McKenzie brings more than 20 years of experience in media relations, marketing, and client relations. Her non-profit experience includes being an Associate Executive Director, raising over a million dollars to open a new YMCA in Northern California and serving as a Los Angeles County Commissioner. Tonya McKenzie has build and lead marketing departments for various companies. Tonya published Real Estate Agent Magazine in 2016 and hosts 2 successful podcasts. Tonya is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and chartered a graduate chapter in Northern California. You can find Mrs. McKenzie highlighted in the book, "AMAZING MOMS: Parents of the 21st Century"  Tonya McKenzie is a child advocate and staunch supporter of children's’ rights. She is the author of "A Child's Memories of Cartoons & Murder", a memoir discussing her own (adverse childhood experiences) A.C.E.s. She co-authored the F.I.T. Kids Manual utilized by the Pittsburg School District (California), established several unique youth wellness programs and served as a  Youth Commissioner for Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover  She is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Currently, Tonya serves as the Past President of the North Redondo Beach Business Association, is the first African American woman elected to the Board of Directors of the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce, holds a seat on the Redondo Beach Police Department Community Engagement Board, and The City of Redondo Beach GPAC. She serves as the Vice President of Black Public Relations Society - Los Angeles and on the Board of Directors for Better Youth. Tonya was named as the Redondo Beach Woman of the Year in 2021 and continues to proudly serve her community, Los Angeles County, and the Culture.  Tonya McKenzie is available for speaking engagements, workshop moderation, training, and event hosting opportunities.

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