Tami obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University in 1999. She has been a resident here since 2000, and received her Master's Degree in Biology from Humboldt State University in 2007. She has worked as a professional biologist and planner for 18 years. She specializes in wetland/stream surveys, wildlife/vegetation mapping, rare species surveys, biological assessments, impact assessments, mitigation and monitoring plans, CEQA/NEPA and land-use planning. She possesses a strong desire to combine her diverse social background and passion for the natural world to aid clients through the environmental analysis and permitting process. Her passions include herbal medicine, reading, outdoor recreation, music and self-reliant living. She also is also a member of the Arcata Sunrise Rotary Club and other local non-profits and professional organizations.