Toni Atkins was born in Idaho and moved to Montana when she was three years old. She attended Joliet School throughout her entire education. She attended the University of Montana and went on to be a private nanny on the east coast and attended the William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. While she attended college she worked in a regional hospital in the Maternity Ward. Toni enjoyed the hospital setting and when she moved back to Montana in 1999, she continued to work in this environment at Saint Vincent Healthcare. She worked in the Labor and Delivery Unit for fourteen years. Toni really enjoyed working with young families, but as her own family grew to five children, she decided to take a job closer to home. Toni worked at Headstart and Riverstone Health clinic in Joliet. Three years ago she took over the preschool and then opened up a daycare here in town. Now that her children are all in school, Toni has accepted a position as a paraprofessional to be on the same hours as her children and have summers off. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, DIY projects, camping and spending quality time with her family. Toni has a senior, freshman, seventh grader, second grader, and a kindergartner. She is married to Joel, who owns Valley Printers, here in Joliet.