Tony received his Bachelor's degree with a major in Drawing and Painting from Portland State University in Portland, OR. He earned his Master's Degree in Conflict Resolution from there as well. After moving to Turkey in 2003, He earned a second Master's in Education Management as well as his Diploma in English Laanguage Teaching to Adults (D.E.L.T.A.) at Bilkent University in Ankara.
Tony began his teaching career in 2000. He has been teaching at TED University since the Fall of 2017.