Barry Tonge serves as the Director of Programs for TYM, responsible for designing, implementing, and managing all aspects of TYM’s programing. Barry oversees Camps, Thrive Youth Academy, Kid’s club and the Emerging Leaders Academy. He provides staff supervision and leadership for TYM’s volunteer recruiting, training and leadership development. Barry is passionate about the work we do that maximizes the quality of our impact and builds program capacity.
He received a B.S. in Recreation Administration from California State University, Long Beach. His career began as a youth pastor and nonprofit executive for a youth development organization followed by a season in software sales and financial consulting. Since 2008, Barry has been committed to creating new and organic programmatic growth strategies to improve the lives of at-risk youth.
Barry, and his wife Christy, live in Mountain View, CA with their college age daughter and high school age son.