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Tonya Castleman Zoutes

Tonya Castleman Zoutes, American journalist. Governor honors scholar Eckerd College, 1981; recipient 1st place award Picnic With the Pops Pennyroyal Arts Council, 1993; newswriting and editing fellow Poynter Institute for Media Studies, 1983.

Background

  • Zoutes, Tonya Castleman was born on June 15, 1964 in Flint, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Thomas Earl and Kay Janis (Corey) Snowball.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Mass Communications, University South Florida, 1987.

    Career

    • Art specialist United States Department Of Defense Schools, Fort Davis, Panama, 1986-1987. Correspondent St. Petersburg (Florida) Times, 1987, copy editor II, 1995-1996. Teacher English as a second language Colegio International, Del Caribe, Panama, 1987-1988.

      Section editor Fort Campbell (Kentucky) Courier, 1989-1990. Copy editor Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville, 1991-1993, Insight Magazine, Washington, 1993-1994. News editor Washington Times Weekly, 1994-1995.

      Information services technical writer, documentation specialist Riscorp Insurance Company, Sarasota, 1996-1998. Freelance journalist Palmetto, Florida, 1996-1998. Technical writer Intermedia Communications Inc., Tampa, since 1998, senior technical writer, 1999-2000.

      Owner, founder GeekGirl Jewelry, Palmetto, Florida, since 2000. Finance services representative Metropolitan Life Finance Services, Sarasota, 2001. Management trainee World Savings Bk., Bradenton, Florida, 2003.

    Works

    • Illustrator: Puzzles for Kids By Kids, 1978. Contributor: Word Puzzles for Kids, 1978, Puzzles for Kids By Kids, 1978.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Active district communications Cogioba district Boy Scouts American, Clarksville, Tennessee, 1990, explorer's leader journalism, 1990. Contributor "Your Vintage Wedding, 2001. Member Florida Craftsmen Guild, American Craft Council, Kappa Delta (parliamentarian Delta Eta chapter 1985).

    Personality

    Interests

    Spinning, weaving, embroidery, quilting.

    Connections

    • Married Byron Thomas Castleman, July 29, 1985 (divorced 1995). 1 child, Naomi Michelle. Married Edward Peter Zoutes, October 23, 1999.
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    Born June 15, 1964
    (age 53)
    • 1987
      University South Florida
    • 1986 - 1987
      Art specialist, United States Department Of Defense Schools
      Fort Davis, Texas, United States
    • 1987 - 1988
      teacher, English as a second language Colegio International
      Panama
    • 1987
      correspondent St. Petersburg (Florida) Times
    • 1989 - 1990
      section editor Fort Campbell (Kentucky) Courier
    • 1991 - 1993
      copy editor Kentucky New Era
      Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States
    • 1993 - 1994
      copy editor Kentucky New Era
      Washington, United States
    • 1994 - 1995
      news editor Washington Times Weekly
    • 1995 - 1996
      correspondent St. Petersburg (Florida) Times
    • 1996 - 1998
      freelance journalist Palmetto
      Florida, United States
    • 1996 - 1998
      information services technical writer
      Sarasota, Florida, United States
    • 1998
      technical writer, Intermedia Communications Incorporated
      Tampa, Florida, United States
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