Tanya grew up at Port Howard on West Falklands and attended secondary schooling in Stanley. She began working for the Falkland Islands Government in 1994 and achieved a management level post in 2006. In 2009 she moved back to farming for 11 years before returning to Stanley to work for the Falkland Islands Wool Company in December 2020 as Operations Officers becoming the Manager in July 2021.
She holds a level 2 NVQ in Customer Services, Chartered Management Institute Level 3 Certification on Management and Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) bookkeeping Certification.
Tanya joined the FIDC board to ensure that the agriculture community was well represented.