Tamara comes to the Sitka Center bringing her kindness, her creative spirit and her love of nature with her. You can find her at the front desk cheerfully greeting guests, answering phone and email questions, solving problems and helping keep Sitka running smoothly. Her travels have taken her all over Europe, including a solo backpacking trip, and up and down the US west coast. She spent one year in the South of France painting and exploring the beautiful Cote D'Azure. Before moving to the Oregon coast, Tamara lived in Hawaii where she worked as an art and retreat center administrator and studied at the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage. Tamara has been an oil landscape painter for over ten years. In her paintings she attempts to capture aspects of light in relation to landscape. She is excited to be working in such a beautiful and inspiring place.