Tammy received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, where she was part of the UWL gymnastics team for four years. She received her Masters degree in physical therapy from Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

Tammy has been practicing physical therapy since 1997 in a variety of clinical settings ranging from outpatient orthopedics, long-term care, and chronic pain. Currently, she is part owner and lead physical therapist at Lexington Rehab Center.

Tammy is married and has two wonderful children: Michael who is 12, and Zoey is 14. Her family aso has two dogs, Petey and Eddie. Her family keeps her busy, but outside of work she tries to find time to exercise by doing CrossFit, and her passion is traveling. Her ultimate goal is to make it to at least 100 countries!