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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.


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


Bachelor in Mass Communications, University South Florida, 1987.


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.


  • Other Work

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


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).


  • Other Interests

    Spinning, weaving, embroidery, quilting.


Married Byron Thomas Castleman, July 29, 1985 (divorced 1995). 1 child, Naomi Michelle. Married Edward Peter Zoutes, October 23, 1999.

Thomas Earl Snowball

Kay Janis (Corey) Snowball

Edward Peter Zoutes

Byron Thomas Castleman

Naomi Michelle Zoutes