Tamara moved to San Juan Island in 1993. She originally joined the SJC PA office in 1996 as a temporary hire. She moved on to work in SJC Board of County Commissioners office from 1997 until November 2003. At that point Tamara married and started a family. Flash forward 12 years. The kids were in school. Tamara missed the atmosphere and camaraderie at the county. Luckily, there was an opening to fill in September 2015. Outside of the office, Tamara enjoys her time with her family, gardening and riding her horses.