Tammy earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Western Illinois University, and has served as an AmeriCorps VISTA and Peace Corps volunteer. A part of the crew since 2002, she’s the maternal leader of Living Lands & Waters. Tammy holds key roles in the organization that include: grant writer, coordinator of the many LL&W events, assisting with cleanups and even cooks some bomb meals on the barge for the crew. If all that isn’t impressive enough, as Chad’s wife she’s the Yin to his Yang, the peanut butter to his jelly, the honey in his beehive, the stars in his sky, and the one who reminds him not to forget Pork Chop on a river island. She consistently brings a positive attitude and her loyal companion, Travis (aka mama’s boy, who never leaves her side) to work with her every day. When Tammy isn’t dedicating life and limb to LL&W, she loves cutting a rug, listening to live music, cooking and hanging with friends and family.