Tamara currently serves as the Director of Live Feeds at the Dallas World Aquarium. She entered the field of Live Feeds in 2002 beginning with her initial focus on Live Feeds and Larval Culture. Her expertise includes all key facets of the aquarium industry with experience in both retail and research arenas. She has extensive experience in the fields of coral propagation, live feeds and she has successfully bred demersal and pelagic spawners as well as invertebrates.
Tamara attained her Aquaculture and Fish Health Graduate certificate from the University of Florida in 2017. Her 2016 collaboration with the United States Geological Survey on breeding French Grunts enabled the USGS to expand their research on this species. She has instructed over 70 classes and workshops for beginner to advanced hobbyists on a wide array of saltwater classes.