Tanya Spears Guiliacci
Call Tanya at 805-965-5205.
A Santa Barbara native, Tanya Spears Guiliacci started with The Indy in September 1988 and is currently the paper's office manager and legal clerk. Though she’s happy to say that 2010 will be her 22nd year with the paper, Tanya is, more importantly, a proud single mother whose greatest gift has been raising her two beautiful daughters, Mercedes, who is 19 years old, and NinaSimone, who is 17. Her well known mother Mary (a.k.a. “Peter Gunn”) is in the Women's Softball Hall of Fame, so it's no wonder Tanya has been playing herself for 33 years. Tanya is also the coach/captain of our Angry Poodle Softball team here at The Indy. As the office’s momma/security/nurse/friend, her daily duties at The Indy are to protect and take care of everyone. But Tanya has never shied from jumping at unique assignments, such as the time she covered the red carpet at Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball and proudly met almost every one of her role models such as Coretta Scott King, Senator Barack Obama and Wife Michelle, Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou, Sidney Poitier, Tina Turner, Patti Labelle, Smokey Robinson, Oprah and many more. "Words could never describe the knowledge, gifts, experiences, and life lessons that I've learned growing up here at The Indy,” says Tanya. “We’re all family here. I feel honored.”