After taking drafting extensively through high school, Tania attended Thompson Rivers University and received an Engineering Design & Drafting Technology Diploma. Through her schooling and after graduation, she worked as a drafting technologist in a variety of settings including a mechanical engineering firm, a prefabricated home manufacturer, an architectural and planning office, a municipal office and her own drafting business. She received formal management training through Okanagan College and the National Coaching Certification Program.
For the past 17 years, Tania has been with the Building & Permitting department at the City of Kelowna as a Plan Checker and Building Inspector. She is an active member of the Taneda Karate Dojo, including volunteer instructor and referee at tournaments. She previously served as a BC Winter Games Coach as well as Treasurer for BC Chito-kai. Tania has volunteered her time to serve on the BOABC Examination Committee for the past 8 years, and is the current Director for South Central Interior Zone.
She is a devoted martial artist, and enjoys camping and trail running with her husband Al Reid and two children: Macey and Carter.