Tammie Graham is a 61-year old single woman who has always had an adventurous spirit, need for speed, and an adrenaline rush addiction – none of which seems to be changing as she ages. Her Dad put her on a dirt bike at the age of 5 and she’s been riding motorcycles ever since.
Early in her career, she spent two years in Field Service, which allowed her to see a lot of the world. She began to develop the travel bug and made it a priority to explore the world. She has visited over two dozen US states and three dozen countries. But there are still many more on her wish list!
When Tammie turned 50, she zip-lined in Alaska, took her first skydiving jump, water skied, snow skied, and rafted white waters.
In the decade since, she added NASCAR racing to the mix, parasailed, tried jet skiing, swam with dolphins, snorkeled around the world, and went on an African Safari where she walked with lions, pet a cheetah, and touched an elephant’s tongue.
What did you do or do for work?
I have been an engineer for decades. My specialty is quality but I have also done field service, manufacturing, automation, process, engineering, etc.
What do you do when you don’t know what to do?
I look at my to-do list and see if there’s anything on there I can do at that time. I’ll also do a crafting project, call a friend or family member, surf the web, or watch a chick flick.
What would you do if you had the whole day for yourself?
I would spend time with family or friends, or start a home improvement project like organizing a closet, garage, etc.
What is the best thing about being a woman?
I’ve enjoyed being very independent and self supporting my entire life. My parents came from an age group that had very specific ideals for a man’s role vs a woman’s role but neither of them subscribed to that and taught me to never be dependent on anyone for anything.
What is the one piece of clothing you cannot live without?
Shoes with orthotic inserts (I have plantar fasciitis and going barefoot is not an option).