Tami’s history with the Arc-Solano began long before she was hired. Her little brother had Down Syndrome and participated in the Arc-Solano’s infant based program, Leapfrog, in the late 1970’s. Later, her family adopted a baby girl with Down Syndrome who also attended Leapfrog. Between her siblings’ participation and her mother’s serving on the Board of Directors from 1980-1987, she grew up familiar with the agency and its mission. After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree, Tami worked different jobs, including as an ILS Instructor in the east bay, a store manager, and a respite worker at Jody & His Friends.
Tami has worked for the Arc-Solano since August of 1994. She was originally hired as an ACT Instructor. After 12 years in ACT, she worked as an Instructor for both ACT and Transitional Service as her Spanish speaking skills were needed by a few TS consumers. Eventually, she was promoted to Program Coordinator for TS and ACT. In late 2009, the decision was made to split the position and Tami’s responsibilities are now exclusively for the ACT program and facility.