Tammy earned her Bachelors in psychology from East Carolina University and her Masters from the University of Idaho. With 20 years of experience in the areas of early childhood, youth, family and community development, Tammy has worked in higher education, non-profit, government, clinical management, for-profit, and child care arenas. Before joining the APC, Tammy provided leadership & curriculum development, impact evaluation, and educational programming in community development and health & human sciences for Purdue University, Montana State University and the University of Arkansas’ Extension Programs. She has also been a clinic director for a large early intervention day-treatment facility, the training coordinator for Arizona’s First Things First, a technical assistant for North Carolina’s Smart Start, and a home daycare provider. Tammy is a certified True Colors Trainer, an MG Rush Facilitation Trainer, and is certified as a Community Resilience Trauma Informed Care Trainer. In addition to her professional experiences, Tammy is the mother of ten children ranging in age from 30-7, and grandmother of two very active little boys.