A Tucson native and University of Arizona graduate, Tamara has over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications, resource development, public relations, and outcome evaluation. She is currently Director of Marketing and Communications for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. Previously, Tamara served as Executive Director for Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona, Program Director for Reading Seed Children’s Literacy Program, and co-chaired the Tucson Festival of Books’ Marketing Committee. She is the proud mother of two highly independent and intelligent young women and a passionate advocate for literacy, animal welfare, and native gardening. She believes strongly in the value of content and relationship marketing and completed her MBA at the University of Illinois with a focus in digital marketing and strategic entrepreneurship.