Tammy started her career in the disability field many years ago as a direct caregiver at New Horizons. Over the next several years, she also worked at Camp Courageous as a counselor and then as an activity coordinator at the Abbe Center.

Tammy joined Discovery Living as a live-in coordinator in 1989 and has been a Community Living Coordinator for over 30 years. Tammy took courses in special education at Northwest Missouri State and Kirkwood Community College.

Tammy was previously named the Professional of the Year by the ARC of East Central Iowa and has helped coordinate local ADA and Assistive Technology events. She is also a certified TEACCH trainer for people with Autism.