Born and brought up in Heckmondwike, Sonja studied the sciences but, she says, would often be found reading about Andy Warhol rather than Newton’s Laws. She is married with two adult sons and works part time as an administrator.
While her children were growing up Sonja completed an NVQ Level 3 in Youth and Community Arts as well as an AS Level in Fine Art.
As a SceneMaker Sonja would like to help more local people engage with the arts. She has ideas that could involve digital arts or maybe something around the woolen industry.