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Tonya Wheeler

Web Developer

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Salem Campus



Tonya Wheeler is a front-end web developer for Willamette University, responsible for web maintenance, content management, training, and technical documentation for the university’s web CMS. She also helps maintain the university calendar, interactive campus map, and provides support for email campaigns.

A native Oregonian, Tonya grew up in Aloha, (just west of Portland). She moved to Alaska in the late 80s where she began a fun career with the USDA Forest Service in interpretive services; later moving back to Oregon — still with the USFS — in law enforcement, as assistant to the regional special agent in charge. After marrying the love of her life and starting a family, she moved to Iowa in the late 90s, and spent the next 17 years working in web marketing/communications in both business and education roles. In 2014, Tonya’s dream of moving back to her home state of Oregon was realized, and she began working for Willamette University.

Tonya loves the Oregon coast, enjoys day-hiking our beautiful forests and waterfalls, gardening, working on craft projects, decorating interior and exterior spaces, cooking, baking, reading, helping her husband with their annual model train village, and spending precious time with her family.

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Willamette University


Waller Hall, 4th Floor
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.