After earning her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Tammy started her career as an elementary school teacher. Tammy moved to West Hartford with her family in 1999 after earning her Masters in Business Administration degree and being recruited by the Otis Elevator company.

Along with her husband Earl, she raised three boys - Evan, Kyle, and Jonathan - all of whom attend or have attended West Hartford public schools.

Tammy is the former vice chair of the West Hartford Board of Education. She is a founding member, former president and executive board member of the West Hartford Special Education PTA. Tammy has been active on many boards and organizations. As the former West Hartford coordinator for the Parent Leadership Training Institute, Tammy is known as an advocate that listens to the concerns of people from all corners of our community.