Tammy's brother received a guitar for Christmas when she was twelve years old and she started sneaking in practice sessions when nobody was home. Impressed by her tenacity, her father bought her an electric guitar of her own and (to his dismay) she used it to start a punk band with some local trouble-makers. With a steady foundation of Green Day, Rancid and Misfits covers she grew into playing a vast array of genres from classic rock and hip hop to classical and pop.
It was in high school that she formed a pop band with drummer Jake Stockley and joined forces with Sunny Promyotin and his company Black Media.
After high school, she left Pleasanton to attend UC Santa Barbara. She studied abroad in Shanghai and Beijing taking courses in international business and Chinese language, performing live and appearing on Chinese television. Upon returning to Santa Barbara she continued to perform locally while focusing on completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business.
Following graduation, Tammy worked as a CPA managing accounting teams at KPMG, Warner Brothers and Fox Sports in Los Angeles, throughout the United States and in India. She performed when she could, from Bel Air Farmer's Market to open mics in Silverlake. However, her work schedule did not allow for much music.
She followed her heart back to the Bay Area to pursue music full-time and you can find her playing in the Tri-Valley and all over the Bay Area, both solo and together with Sunny & The Black Pack.