Tamara Walkingstick has worked for the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service as an Associate Professor of Extension Forestry since 1996.  She is also currently serving as the Associate Director for the Arkansas Forest Resources Center based at the UA-Monticello, School of Forestry.  Her state-wide responsibilities include general forest management education for adults and youth.  In the past few years, Tamara has worked with other UACES colleagues to develop programs and workshops specifically for women woodland owners.  She completed her Ph.D. in Forest Economics and Sociology of Natural Resources at the Auburn University, her MS at Oklahoma State University, and her BS at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.  After receiving her BS, she served in Nepal as a Community Forestry Volunteer for US Peace Corps.  Tamara serves on several boards including the Arkansas American Indian Center, the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council, the National Network of Forest Practitioners and is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.   She and her husband, Dr. Jack Gazin, live outside of Perryville are non-timber private forest landowners.