GREENVILLE– Tonya Keller of Horatio has become the sales manager of Darke County Now, based out of Greenville.
“I love working at Darke County Now,” said the life-long Darke countian. “My co-workers are amazing and I love people, so going out and meeting with people for their advertising needs is very natural to me because I always want everyone to be successful. Darke County and our neighbors deserve a platform where everyone is heard, encouraged, and supported.”
“My goals are to help our local and neighboring businesses reach their goals through advertising and support,” she said. “Building people up is very important to me, so this is an extension of that. I also love supporting and highlighting our youth and have found our local businesses want to be a part of that.”
She loves the concept of Darke County Now.
“The idea of one place where we can get our news, weather, local sports, and many other segments such as health, agriculture, arts, and more in real time is an asset to our community,” she replied.
She was approached to join Darke County Now.
“I have a dear friend that said, ‘I have an idea that you would be perfect at,” Keller said. “A meeting was scheduled and we talked and immediately the connection was clear this is where I am to be. My kids are older and I was ready to get back out in the community but wanted to find the best fit where I still had some flexibility and a job that gave me meaning and purpose.”
She said she has always worked as long as she can remember.
“I started babysitting as a young teen, and, in high school, I worked at Rax and Neff Company and continued with Neff while attending college,” she recalled. “I later worked at a trucking company for a few years and then moved on to selling Pampered Chef for over 20 years. I work part-time for our family business, Keller Grain & Feed, Inc.; for the last several years in marketing and sales. I continue to work in that role along side of this job.”
She is married to Christoph Keller, and the two of them will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in March.
“We have two children and a son-in-law,” she said. “Our daughter, Sierra, is married to Brett Lavy and she is an ICU nurse; and our son, Landon, is a junior at Franklin Monroe High School.”
Tonya is the daughter of Marie Schlechty and the late John Schlechty and daughter-in-law to Karl and Dianna Keller.
A graduate of Ansonia High School and Edison Community College, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, staying active, volleyball, coffee dates, meandering with her daughter and attending her son’s sports activities.
“I have always loved sales and marketing and I had been praying about where God would like me to land in my next job role,” Keller concluded. “Darke County Now is the perfect fit.”