Mr. Bonynge moved from Southern California to Carmel Valley when he was in seventh grade and attended Carmel Middle and Carmel High School. He attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara and obtained his teaching credential in 1997 from California State University at Monterey Bay. Mr. Bonynge has been an elementary school teacher since 1997. Mrs. Bonynge is also a teacher, and she teaches at Carmel River School. Besides teaching, Mr. Bonynge enjoys surfing right-handed waves, running around Scenic Drive, reading early on Saturday mornings, playing oldies on his guitar and ukulele, and spending time with his wife and two children.