Passionate About Colorado Springs
and the Moms Who Live Here

Meet Our Founders


Tonya Jones


Co-Founder of Colorado Springs Moms Blog

Tonya is the older sister!  She grew up in Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she majored in Health Promotion (the degree you choose when you know are meant to make an impact but you don’t know exactly how)  After graduating in 2003, her adventurous spirit lead her to pack up her little car and move to Colorado Springs.  Her heart was easily won by the beautiful landscape, the amazing weather, colorful Aspen trees, and the fabulous people in this city.

In 2008, she married her love and best friend, Ryan.  They added two amazing boys to the family…Landon (2009) and Kellan (2011).  After a rewarding career as a Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and a sales representative for Pfizer, her heart desired more time with her boys.  In 2011, she became a work from home mom, focusing on her very busy boys full time and her health and wellness coaching business part time!  Her passion as a mom includes building legos, trips to the zoo, family hikes, fishing, and camping.  Her passion as a health coach is helping people see their potential, reach goals, and lead a healthy lifestyle.

In her spare time (what is that again??), she loves working out, running, and reading.  Her favorite things to do with her handsome hubby include riding bikes downtown Colorado Springs for date nights, hiking the incline, trying new (exotic) foods, spending time with great (adult) friends, and trying craft beers (inspired of course by her husband!).

To contact Tonya, email her at Tonya{at}coloradospringsmomsblog{dot}com

Tara Odendahl


Co-Founder of Colorado Springs Moms Blog

Tara is the younger sister!  She is a stay-at-home mommy to four incredible kiddos: 1 adventurous boy, Ryker (Nov 2008)  & 3 spunky girls: Priya (March 2011) and twin girls Harper & Haven (Dec 2013). She is originally an Iowa girl that grew up in the small town of Manning.  She attended Iowa Lakes Community College, where she majored in Associates Degree of Nursing.  After graduating in 2006, she relocated to Des Moines, Iowa & married her handsome and charming hubby, Steve.

In June 2014, with a leap of faith and decided heart, they relocated their family to Colorado Springs.  A love for all things outdoors, you can find them spending quality time together camping, hiking, fishing & boating.  Although finding balance is a challenge with 4 littles, Tara has learned to embrace the chaos and be grateful for a blessed & busy home.  Tara has a love for fitness, healthy lifestyle, country music, Target, spending time with family/friends, frozen yogurt & all things Mom.

To contact Tara, email her at tara{at}coloradospringsmomsblog{dot}com

Photos generously provided by Whitney Elliott Photography

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