I’m Tonya (Shuster) Harmon, Pauline’s first grandchild. I’m a Canadian transplanted to Virginia, living in Great Falls with my husband, 3 kids, 2 dogs and a rabbit. In 1998 I founded a software company for human services agencies, called Harmony Information Systems. After bringing in investors, I left the company last year, after 10 years as CEO.
I spent a lousy 2009 trying to figure out what to do next with my life, and as I contemplated it, I cooked, baked, researched and wrote about my ancestors, and the highlight of the year was attending Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris. By the end of the year, I had figured out that what I wanted to do next with my life was to cook, bake, write and learn more about my heritage and about cooking.
So here I am.