One evening in 2011, coming back from a talk about climate change in Seattle, Tami had the opportunity to talk with Curtis Tanner about his and Wendy’s involvement at OUCC. Tami was inspired to start attending services and was happy to see several familiar faces in the congregation. It wasn’t long before she decided to become a member and to start volunteering on various committees, starting with co-chairing the auction for two years. Tami has also served on the Memorial Garden committee and helped to get the plaque to go with the columbarium; volunteered for Books, Beans, and Brownies and the stewardship team; and continues to volunteer on the auction team. She also currently participates on the 8th principle committee.
Tami worked as a fisheries biologist for state and federal government for about 30 years and still loves to get outdoors. More recently, she has shifted her focus more to her love of art and craft, with many trips scheduled around art gallery and museum visits. Tami has been a docent at Tacoma’s Museum of Glass for several years, and recently served on their Board of Trustees for three years. There, she learned a lot about how the museum functions, and looks forward to learning more about OUUC. Tami is now also a tour guide for our state legislative building. During the pandemic, Tami says it’s been good to have these volunteer activities to get her out amongst people! Participating in the LUSH group, online and in person, has also been a great boon for Tami during these challenging times.