Born and raised in Northwestern Montana, Tammie grew up on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Her Father was Bitterroot Salish and her mother was of Western European descent. It is through these two cultural traditions that she was introduced to narrative as a means of making sense of the world. Her art practice uses these traditions as a springboard to explore identity and experiences as a mixed blood person, fusing Indigenous and non-Indigenous ways of seeing and making in order to navigate the space between. Her work investigates concepts of transition, transformation, relationship, and ambiguity through painting, sculpture, print, mixed, and new media. Tammie is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art, summa cum laude, from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, with a focus on painting and sculpture as well as a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Montana State University, Bozeman. She, her art studio, and her cat are situated in Bremerton, WA.