Sonja was introduced to Sandra back in 2011 by a fellow soldier who was volunteering at ODWIN. She retired from the United States Army after 25 years of service. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. After retiring from the Army she and her family have decided to homestead in Fort Worth, Texas. Sonja holds a degree in Cardiovascular Studies, and is currently finishing her BA of Science in Business Management.
Sonja is married to Donnie West; a Marine veteran. They have one daughter together Candace, she has a son Rex Williams. She is a member of Lake Como Church of Christ where she serves as the Community Service Coordinator, and assist with the children church.
Sonja has been an active Girl Scout troop leader for daughter’s girl troop for 4 years and is a delegate member for the Texas Oklahoma Plains Girl Scout council. Sonja helps out daily at ODWIN and helps with the Tarrant County food Bank distribution regularly, which is every 3 rd Friday on the month.
“As I look back over my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something GOOD I was actually being re-directed to something BETTER”