Tammie has a Master's Degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Illinois University. She has bachelor's degrees in psychology and zoology, also EIU. She is a graduate of Mattoon High School. She is married to Dan and is mother of Luke and Xandra. Tammie's mother Pat was a long time secretary at First UMC. Tammie worked for the Central-East Alcoholism and Drug Counsel for ten years. She did counseling and had supervision for the Drunk Driving program. She has been on the staff at Mattoon Church doing counseling since 1997. She provides a wide variety of counseling for all ages, including marriage and family counseling. She leads a support group at the church for women each Tuesday night.