Tami attended Illinois State University where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Fitness. She finished additional education at Chamberlain University graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. After working as a registered nurse in Obstetrics, family planning and open-heart surgery, Tami pursued a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and is a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. As a nurse practitioner, she has provided care for women in a community health care setting here in the Quad Cities. More recently she had the opportunity to work in pain management, but says her passion has always been for women's health.