Tammy P. Earles

Tammy was born in Baton Rouge, and reared in Denham Springs and Bogalusa where she graduated from Bogalusa High School before attending Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Born in 1965 to Tommy Powell and Gloria Hayman, she attended Livingston Parish Public Schools, Washington Parish Public Schools, and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1986 with her undergraduate degree. She received her M.Ed. from SLU in 2004, and she holds a series 7 and series 66 security license in addition to her AAMS, Accredited Asset Management Specialist certification.

Tammy entered the field of education in the non-profit sector in 1990 serving as the Residential Director for the Tangipahoa Association for Retarded Citizens, then later as the Executive Director of this program under their new name, The Advocates for Real Choices. Ten years later, Tammy joined Regina Coeli Child Development Centers as the Director of their Springfield facility then moved into the Director position of their program at Southeastern Louisiana University, where she spent her last 4 years with Regina Coeli Child Development Centers. In 2008 Tammy left non-profit administration and education to join Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor. She is a registered representative and has been with the firm 8 years. Her Edward Jones branch office is located in Ponchatoula.

Tammy has served in many civic and social positions as a member and board member. Currently she is the Incoming-President of TARC, President of the Ponchatoula Rotary Club, member of the Tangipahoa Professional Women's Organization, member of Options, member of the Restoration House, member of First Baptist Church in Ponchatoula, member of the SLU Alumni Association, and an Associate Board Member of the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce.

She and her husband of 30 years Greg have two children, Ann'Lee and Abby. Ann'Lee is a graduate of SLU and Abby a graduate of LSU. The entire family has been very active in traveling the state over the past two years as Abby served the state as the Louisiana Strawberry Queen in 2014 and the Louisiana Queen of Queens in 2015.