Tonya Farrens, affectionately known as “the bringing happy back gal“, is the founder of Tonya Farrens Productions, a conscious marketing and event production firm and Lux Icery, a gourmet and spiked sno-cone company in Las Vegas.

After relocating to Las Vegas from Southern Oregon in 1995, she discovered her passion: production. She rolled up her sleeves and worked her way into executive roles with Cirque du Soleil, BESTagency and even toured with best-selling author, Gary Zukav. She is a veteran in the event and entertainment industry and still enjoys every minute of it.

It wasn’t until she lost her father to suicide in 2015 that she realized that production wasn’t just about entertaining; it is also therapeutic. By utilizing art, dance, music and video, she is developing inspiring events to promote mental wellness and create platforms for open dialogue about suicide and the stigma surrounding it.

In addition to production, Tonya has a knack for putting the right companies with a project that promotes their service/brand while also providing much-needed compassion and advocacy. She calls it, “conscious marketing”.

“I simply want to utilize my experience and talents to bring happy back to individuals, leaders and communities.” – Tonya Farrens