Tanya R. Liverman was born in Wilmington, DE and raised in South Jersey. She is an active citizen of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of Bridgeton, NJ. To help bring awareness to her culture, Tanya is a guest presenter at schools and community events.
Tanya’s former employment as a seventh grade teacher in New Jersey in 2003 and an educator in Hampton City Schools since 2007 gave her the desire to create G.I.R.L.S. with P.E.A.R.L.S., in 2008, a transitional leadership program and curriculum for fifth and eighth grade students in Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. Her program and education experience is written in her book, Memoirs of an Educarer, which was published in 2012 and in 2015 as a second edition.
Her drive to inspire the youth enhanced in 2010 when she became co-director with Mr. Carlton Ashby at Six Mount Zion Baptist Temple’s Teen Leadership Academy. Teaching leadership concepts and engaging the community with the students is their main role as they continue to teach teen leaders “The Power in You” concept.
In 2011 Tanya embarked upon a new endeavor and founded Native Productions. As the CEO of Native Productions, Tanya not only helps dreams come true through book publishing, creating custom-designed web sites & graphic design, but she also reveals legacies through managing independent Christian/Gospel recording artists. She offers administration and consulting services to various artists across the nation. It was that same year that Tanya penned the book Journey to Legacy: A poetic timeline of my life. This inspired her blog talk radio show, The Journey to Legacy Show which ran for three years and is still on demand. Tanya’s experience on her show afforded her many guest appearances and as guest co-host on other award-winning talk shows.
In 2012 Tanya was ordained a minister and gained a seat on the elder board at Empowered Believers Christian Learning Center (EBCLC) in Hampton, Virginia under the direction of Pastor John Young, where she has been a member since 2007 sharing her gifts on the worship team and in praise dance and instruction. Tanya has toured with groups, her family, solo, and with her husband ministering in praise dance. In addition, she taught praise dance for the Peninsula Baptist Pastors Council Church-wide Institute for 5 years. She was known as the pioneer praise dance instructor, as before she was selected to instruct, praise dance was not offered at the institute.
In 2012, Tanya began working with her first artists C1 and Mara Suggs. From there, she has worked with and consulted with numerous recording artists, including Hope Gatling, Shai Boogie, Pelle Price, Austin Lanier, Chang’d and J. Windsor. To further her knowledge in the industry, she became a student of Excellence in Christian Music Academy (ECMA), where she is a three-time alumna and coaches Artist Management and Development. Now, Excellence in Music Academy (EMA) since 2018, Tanya continues to coach and became a Strategic Music Partner with its non-profit.
Stage production is where Tanya gained a plethora of experience in entertainment. Her company co-hosted a stage play at The Ferguson Center for One Red Nail Productions (2012), Maria: One Prayer Away. In December 2012, Tanya returned to The Ferguson Center and her company hosted and produced Euclid Gray’s The Transformation of Who I Am. Following those productions, from 2013-2014, Tanya produced actor Joel Roman’s traveling show From Hollywood to Holiness – It Ain’t Easy Being Godly. Tanya branded the show and put an entire production team together, including musical artists from her management company. They traveled locally and up the east coast.
With all the work under her belt, she gained an opportunity in 2014 and produced Quincy Carr’s LIVE show, The Quality Comedy Show with Quincy Carr, which aired an entire season. In addition, she was on the production team and co-hosted the 2015 ECMA Awards gala.
Her strong Native American culture led her to publish Reflections from the Soul in 2014. With her advocacy, it awarded her a position on the Norfolk FBI Multi-Cultural Advisory Board in 2015 as a community representative helping maintain the lines of communication between the Norfolk Field Office and its diverse community.
As the plan would circumvent, Tanya was elevated back to radio October 2015 with Stellar Award Nominated Gospel Central as co-host, web designer, and engineer where she continues to host radio interviews and red carpet events, to include the Stellar Awards..
Because helping others is so important to her, in March 2016 Tanya accepted a position on the Board of Directors at Divine Concept Group, a non-profit organization that proudly serves communities.
In April 2016, Tanya published her fourth book, In The Mirror: A Woman’s Saga, which inspires men and women how to overcome the past, forgive, and be captivated by themselves. This book features poetry at the end of each chapter. One poem, “The Compact,” became a video and all the poems are performed live on her spoken word cd. Music was composed by Winston Byrd, David Sampson, Ethan Stone, Chris Rob, and Calvin Austin.
After a nine-week training, Tanya graduated from the FBI Citizens Academy in June 2016 and became a member of the Norfolk FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association to strengthen her community relations. Shortly after, Tanya accepted a role with Portia Bryant’s Still I Rise, where she joined a team of successful men and women who inspire youth to embrace their own path to success.
With all the many irons in the fire, Tanya still made room to take on a huge project with Norfolk author, Dr. Earle Williams. She helped him with print materials to advertise his LIVE taping of his Dr. Earle Show. In addition, she designed his web site, published the second edition of his book, Roxbury Redemption, and hosted and produced the Dr. Earle Show which took place March 11, 2017.
Tanya is featured in the special April 2017 edition of IndiMogul Magazine, “Women of God: I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through,” featuring women from all over the US and overseas. There she shares a testimonial of overcoming trials in her life.
In August 2017 Tanya humbly accepted a temporary position as Legislative Assistant in the House of Delegates to serve with Delegate Jeion A. Ward of the Ninety-Second House District, Virginia General Assembly until November 2018.
Tanya landed a position as Producer for Grammy Award Winning Songwriter, Juanita Wynn’s play, “This Thing Called Life.” It debuted in December 2017 and was so successful the first night, an encore performance was conducted the next.
Continuing in her gifts, Tanya joined the television production team in June 2018 for Empowered Believers Christian Learning Center, where she produced video footage, music, and voice overs for their weekly broadcast on WGNT 27. The show was on air for one year.
In addition to all the work she does to help others, Tanya is asked to speak all over the US for her women’s empowerment, activism in women’s rights, her Native American culture, and her gift of poetry and spoken word (which is used and re-quoted all over the internet and YouTube). She has received numerous certificates of recognition from Strategic Music Partnership, Divine Concept Group, Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium, and many more. For her keynote Native American presentations at the Military Sealift Command, Norfolk Naval Station, she received a two-star commander coin from the 27th Commander RADM Dee L. Mewbourne in 2017 and in 2018 the United States Navy Military Sealift Command gave her a two-star “Award for Excellence” coin.
With many roles in which she operates, Tanya attributes her success to the support of her husband Vance of 24 years, their six sons: Matt, Justin, Isaiah, Josaiah, Caleb Yehudah, and three daughters Arlesure, Sonjineke, and Malina.