Tammy grew up in Wallingford, Connecticut. She earned her undergraduate degree from The University of New Mexico, and received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Florida. Currently she is a Professor of Art at Gulf Coast State College. She has also taught at the University of Florida, abroad at Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry India, and at the Skopart Foundation in Greece. In addition to maintaining an active teaching schedule, Tammy is a working studio potter. Her works can be seen throughout the United States and Europe and can be found in numerous galleries across the country. Tammy currently resides in Panama City, FL with her partner Pavel Amromin and their two children Ari & Pearl.