TAMARA LION has an Associate’s Degree in Retail Management & Merchandising Display from Bryant & Stratton College in New York. She began her career in New York as a retail store manager, eventually living and working in 6 states across the east coast for her husband’s Marine Corps career. For the past 16 years, she has been an instructional assistant and administrative assistant in both public and private schools in Oregon. In her free time, Tamara is a mixed-media artist and enjoys music, reading, hiking, and spending time with her family and Golden Retriever, Bailey. Tamara has been with Northwest Academy since 2017.