Tammie lives in northern Nevada with her husband Jeff and their daughter, Evie, who has WAGR Syndrome. Tammie received her BA in Communication Studies from Winona State University and her MA in Communication Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is a substitute teacher in her local school district. Tammie has also held the positions of secretary, vice-president and president of the IWSA in the past. She enjoys blogging, social media, and advocating on behalf of individuals with disabilities and rare disease.