Hi, I’m Sonja Horn. I was born and raised in Minnesota and am the youngest of six siblings. As a first-generation American (my father being from Germany) my circumstances created some unique dynamics for me. I saw how hard he worked to provide for us as the sole breadwinner for a family of eight. Seeing this instilled in me how important having a great work ethic is!
Despite lacking college education funds for our family (since there was six of us), I managed to pursue an Associate’s degree in Visual Merchandising. I continued my studies by completing a certificate in Computer Art and Animation. My diverse background in customer service, consultative sales experience, and achievements; allows me to relate to our College Funding clients on a personal level. Even though I am proud to be a Minnesota native (don’t chya know), I do appreciate living in the Spokane area. Not only for the more temperate four-seasons, there’s far less humidity and bugs! I enjoy the multitude of year-round outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, checking out local cuisine, exploring the ‘rails to trails’ on my Street Strider (it’s an elliptical bike), and the unique events that Spokane offers.
My role with College Funding Systems has been eye-opening in how drastically the dynamics of college preparation and costs have sky-rocketed since my time in college! It’s a whole new ballgame out there; one that needs to be addressed to such a deeper degree than was ever the case in my day. My goal is to educate families regarding the cost of college and how best to prepare for the journey ahead.