As of September 13, 2019
Vickie is from Hickory, North Carolina. She and her family have lived in Colorado Springs for over 19 years. Her family has a tradition of military service connecting Vickie to our military bases in Colorado Springs.
In 1997, the Tonkins family started a non-profit charity, The Destiny Project, Inc. here in Colorado Springs, CO. She attended Colorado Christian University (CCU) to complete her degree in Organizational Management. She helped start James Erwin Charter Middle School, hiring staff, and overseeing student discipline.
Vickie earned her Master’s Degree in Education Administration and Supervision in 2006 while working full time in school administration. Vickie was a professor for the University of Phoenix from 2009-2017 and taught Critical Thinking.
She is the President of the Colorado Springs Republican Women’s Club, a member of the District 11 Mill Levy Override Committee. In 2019 Vickie was elected as El Paso County Republican Party Secretary.
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