Toyo is a Western Washington University graduate with a BA in Marketing, and minors in Spanish and Viola Performance. Her work background includes experience with companies in the seafood and healthy snack industries. She feels fortunate to have grown up with parents who understood the importance of healthy food; and as an avid cook, she appreciates knowing where her ingredients come from.
Outside of work Toyo enjoys snuggling with her German Shepard-Akita mix, Bear. She also loves cooking with her boyfriend, working on remodeling projects in their home, being active and spending time with friends.
Articles by this contributor:
April 17, 2016
My mom is an inspiring woman who has not only shaped my life, but has shaped countless other young lives as well with her work as a teacher. While a mom’s passion, dedication and many other amazing traits deserve to be appreciated every day, Mother’s Day is a special event dedicated solely to celebrating the strong female… » Read more
April 14, 2016
The first thing I think about when the sun comes out and the flowers start blooming, is all of the yummy produce that will soon be in season. From fresh berries, to sun-ripened cherry tomatoes, to pole beans and sweet yellow onions; nothing is better than fresh, organic, non-GMO fruits and veggies straight from the… » Read more
March 17, 2016
For many, St. Patrick’s Day means wearing green and visiting local Irish pubs. The day can also be a great celebration at home and easily made into a delicious event filled with non-GMO food and drinks. Here are a few fun, non-GMO versions of some St. Patrick’s Day classics: Bar Favorites — Avoiding GMOs in… » Read more
February 25, 2016
Three years ago, my boyfriend and I adopted Bear, a 6-year-old German Shepherd/Akita mix. It was a little stressful at first, but with training and lots of love, Bear quickly became the best decision we ever made. My pup is my snuggle-buddy, my partner in crime, and my best friend. For many of us, our… » Read more