Tamara first became interested in midwifery at the age of 3 with the birth of her younger sister, attended by midwives. She attended Vanderbilt university for midwifery, in which she studied the history of midwifery in the United States and alternative medicine. After a formative few years living and working on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northern Minnesota and some extensive hiking and traveling, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a midwife.
Group prenatal care, helping women with breastfeeding, and birth control are special areas of interest. Tamara finds “paying it forward” teaching student midwives very rewarding. She also hopes to make more women in the community aware of the awesome care midwives provide at West Side, and is proud of her 13 years of service to the community.
When not working, Tamara is parenting her three children, ages preschool through teen, gardening, reading, and farming with her husband in Southeast Minnesota.