From hillbilly roots to high science…from laser beam holography to gathering wild mustard greens, Tammy embraces both high tech and low tech solutions to living in the world today. She has many passions to offer the world. Here you will find some things she would like to share with the community…
After moving to Kauai to study massage therapy at the Pacific Center of Awareness and Bodywork with Lee Joseph in 2011, Tammy has been practicing massage therapy and studying Lomi Lomi, guided by the land, and island traditions here. By combining Lomi-style strokes and compressions with the Structural Integration/Deep Tissue/Therapeutic background, she specializes in a Deep Lomi that soothes and helps to realign your body to it’s natural relaxed and powerful state.
Tammy recently served as Permaculture Land Manager at the Resonance Project Foundation’s 13 acre estate in Kilauea. She supervised the land crew, designed future projects, and managed the volunteer program for this non-profit for 3 1/2 years, growing food, mycelium, potential gardeners and tending the landscape. She began her relationship with Permaculture by attending several courses in New Mexico from 1996 to 1999, and continued practicing, teaching and learning as the Organic Garden Program Coordinator at Lost Valley Educational Center in Oregon, and a couple years of serving as Farm Manager at The Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, CA with Penny Livingston and James Stark.
Tammy participated in the Telluride Mushroom Festival for 16 consecutive years, expanding her knowledge and love of the fungal kingdom with mentorship from Paul Stamets, Gary Lincoff, and Andrew Weil and many more. She often shares an educational and fun slideshow called “Fascinating Fungi” about the form, function, and diversity of fungal life on this amazing planet and island, along with possible solutions to many aspects of our world’s crisis.