HI, MY NAME IS… Tamara Clark.

I’VE LIVED IN ANTHEM FOR 10 YEARS AND I LOVE IT BECAUSE… of the community aspect it has always provided. My husband and I are originally from Anthem and when we started having kids we decided to move back and raise our family here. Anthem is where our family resides and has roots. It is truly an amazing community to raise a family. I’ve watched Anthem come together in the toughest times and celebrate in the best of times.

A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE INCLUDES… never slowing down from the moment I wake up. As soon as I wake up, it’s getting my kids ready and out the door to school, daycare, or activities depending on the day. I then head into my job as the executive director for the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce. I work throughout the day putting out fires and creating new ways to help the businesses grow and get exposure. I then head to my side gig giving pitching or hitting lessons to girls ages 8 to 17. If it’s a Monday or Thursday, I’m picking up my oldest and taking her to her cheer practice. During the months of November to May, I’m heading to softball practice or games for either my middle school or high school team that I coach at Anthem Prep. When I’m done with all my events and running kids around, I get to come home and make dinner, do homework, and settle down with my amazing husband.

MY FAMILY IS… the most amazing part of my life. I have three daughters who are 5, 2, and almost 4. They keep me on my toes, and they are the reason I do everything. My husband is definitely my better half in almost every area as he is the calm, cool, and collected one when I want to be the hot head sometimes.

ONE THING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IS… definitely my family. If it wasn’t for my parents, mother-in-law, husband, and kids, I don’t know what I would be doing with my life.

MY FAVORITE MOVIE I COULD NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING AND WHY IS… a tough one because I’m not as much of a movie buff as I used to be. I think my all-time favorite movie is “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Something about it has always me made just feel a certain way. I can’t explain it but it’s just a feel-good movie with my two favorite actors in it.
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE… a sports agent or a collegiate softball coach. I also knew I wanted to be a mom.

THE SONG I WOULD SING AT KARAOKE NIGHT IS… “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen. My girls sing it every night because it’s so catchy and they love it.

THE ONE PERSON WHO MOTIVATES ME IS… not just one person. It would be my mom and my dad. My whole life they have been supportive, hardworking, and the perfect combination of my parents and being a friend. My mom motivates me to be half the mom she was growing up and I hope one day my girls respect me the way I respect my mom. My dad motivates me because I’ve never known anyone to work as hard as he has his whole life. I think I work as hard as I do because I’ve never known any different from watching both my parents.

THE LAST THING THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WAS… listening to my three girls communicate and the way that they talk to each other. It’s so hard not to laugh out loud when they talk to each other and the way they perceive things.

THE PERFECT DAY IS… a day where I can spend time with my family and not have to worry about work or any outside noises––just me, my family, and a beautiful view out in the country.

MY FAVORITE LOCAL NONPROFIT IS… I can’t answer this one. I have so many that I love and currently do work for and with that I can’t pick just one. I will say that the nonprofit I’ve spent the most hours with and the longest with is Stealing Hearts Rescue. They are a large breed dog rescue that specializes in the “bully breed” dogs. I currently have four dogs on top of my three kids if that tells you how much I love dogs.

MY LIFE IS… everything I ever dreamed it would be. A loving husband, beautiful family, impactful career, and pushing each day to the limits.

THE BEST GIFT I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS… all three of my girls!

MY DREAM VACATION WOULD BE… adventuring out to the country in either Montana or Tennessee and enjoying the outdoors. I would love to have no access to social media or the outside world.

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS… “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” I’ve seen so much in my short 30 years that I’m stronger because of everything that has come my way and I hope my girls know that and one day feel the same.