Tamara K. Anderson is a speaker, author, podcaster, and is a professional in HOPE. She has four children who struggle with autism, ADHD, anxiety, visions issues, and all bring her great joy.
She is a sucker for books and can sometimes be found awake at 2:00 am so that she can finish the book she was reading. Tamara likes kitchen gadgets, power tools, puttering around in her garden, zip-lining and hiking. Being a wife and mother are top on her priority list. Bit by bit Tamara has learned to try to fit her spontaneous nature into the rigid schedule of children with autism.
She received her Bachelors in Therapeutic Recreation from BYU, and then went on to get advanced degrees, including her PhD in Life, from the School of Hard Knocks.
Tamara is a flexible creator. She is a volunteer teacher and a child/youth leader. She founded two regional choirs and an annual interfaith music event. Totaling 14+ moves in 6 states and 2 countries throughout her life, she now lives in Utah with her husband and family.
Tamara’s recent efforts are focused on writing a book and launching a podcast January of 2019.
You might wonder why she is podcasting. Well, she felt awfully overwhelmed, discouraged and alone after her children were diagnosed on the autism spectrum and knew she couldn't be the only person who felt that way. Stories of Hope in Hard times was started to help others who are in the midst of hard times know they are not alone and that God loves them. There are a lot of other people who have experienced hard things and come out on top with God's help. One of the cool things about the show is every person interviewed shares tips and lessons learned that others can apply in their lives.