Tamara grew up in Indiana and went to high school prom with Joe and they later married. They raised and homeschooled 5 children through high school. Farm life for the family consisted of raising goats, sheep, and poultry, gardening, preserving foods, and practical sewing. Tamara is active in Bible study, prayer meetings, and her church, and has spent numerous years volunteering in youth ministry with Joe. She likes swimming, biking, and kayaking and even tries to run when motivated by friends.
She was first introduced to homeopathy for recurring mastitis. In 1994, her natural childbirth instructor referred her to a chiropractor practicing classical homeopathy. Since that time the family has experienced multiple homeopathic practitioners: physicians, nurses, naturopaths, and lay-homeopaths, through various stages of their lives, including pregnancies, postpartum, childhood illnesses, injuries, and menopause.
Tamara graduated from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Over the years, she practiced in the hospital setting: cardiothoracic ICU, emergency room, labor & delivery in multiple states. In 1993, Tamara and Joe began teaching Bradley Childbirth Classes. After nursing school, her hobbies and certifications include: ambulance work as an emergency medical technician, Red Cross lifeguard, breastfeeding consultant, and doula.
Her homeopathy education includes; Seattle School of Homeopathy Acute Care Course (39 hours), Homeopathy School International, CHom, Certificate in Homeopathy (500 hours), Academy of Classical Homeopathy 2 years of homeopathy clinic, Board Certification in Classical Homeopathy, CCH, from the Council for Homeopathic Certification, and Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine an Honors Diploma (Hon.) DSHM.