Tammy grew up in Roanoke Virginia and started riding at the age of nine years. When her father took her to the races at Charles Town, West Virginia she knew then that she wanted to ride race horses. She started her thoroughbred career at 16 galloping at Hobeau Farms in Ocala Florida, which led to a lifelong passion for the race track. She galloped for some of the great trainers on the west coast, including David Hofmans, Bob Baffert and Charlie Whittingham. During that period Tammy also worked as an assistant trainer. In 2001 Tammy joined the KatieRich team as Mark's assistant and gallop rider. In 2007 Tammy retired from the racetrack to manage the broodmares, babies, and yearlings at KatieRich Farms. Tammy is ultimately responsible for the health and welfare of all the horses on the farm.