Tamara was born in Coos Bay, OR, raised in Bothell, WA, and currently lives in Moses Lake, WA.  Before joining CISNCW, she worked at Washington State University for 20 years as a Conference Coordinator, where she planned several educational conferences and helped prepare online courses.  She loves working for CIS because she feels all kids deserve a chance to succeed in life.  Outside of work, Tamara enjoys spending time with her family and cats, enjoys camping, knitting, and baking, and works with the middle and high school youth groups at church.