Tony reinstated the Winders Family Reunion after a 29-year hiatus and it now takes place on even years at the Winders Ponderosa in Spencer, Indiana. A family man at heart, Tony resides in Thousand Oaks, California with his wife and two kids, ages 13 and 11.
As co-founder of Pepper Bandits LLC Tony is reimagining spicy food and bringing heat and flavor to foodies everywhere. It’s first product, Fuegorita, the hotter more flavorful alternative to crushed red pepper.
With its roots in Los Angeles’ Web 1.0 community, Tony co-founded the annual Digital Family Reunion holiday party to connect LA’s vibrant technology industry through the fabric of its many professional associations and networking organizations.
As a co-host and producer of the popular LA AdTech meet-up, Tony creates education and networking opportunities for advertising and marketing technology professionals in the greater Los Angeles area, including the official OMMA LA reception every July.
Whether it’s training industry folks, guest lecturing digital marketing courses at college campuses or moderating educational panels across Silicon Beach, scores of friends and colleagues have thanked Tony for imparting his wisdom through his unique and personable mentoring style over the past 25 years…and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
If you’ve ever run into Tony at an industry conference, you’ve probably been the subject of one of his photos. He has snapped tens of thousands of pictures throughout his career, many of which can be viewed on Facebook, where you’re invited to tag yourself and share socially with friends and colleagues.
Although he has yet to fulfill his rock star fantasy, Tony played keys and sang lead vocals in bands while growing up in the midwest and he continues to play piano, guitar, trumpet and a range of percussion instruments. He is also a collector of rare instruments from around the world.