Tanya graduated from Philadelphia University with a BS of Marketing and Management in 2009.
While in school, Tanya worked at the Rittenhouse Spa & Salon before moving on to Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, becoming more involved with the cosmetology and barbering industry. Her husband, Mike, opened Barber on 24th in the fall of 2007.
After beginning a family together in 2011, Tanya decided not to return to work but to assist Mike by opening a second barber shop, BURKE & PAYNE Barber Co. Together, Tanya and Mike own and operate both barber shops and are having great success!
More recently, Tanya has launched a shears sharpening service for barbers and stylist called Mako Sharp. Visit MakoSharp.com for more information.