Tammy Jo Anderson-Taft has loved Guam ever since she was a little girl growing up in the middle of snow-swept North Dakota. Her parents lived on Guam for three years immediately after Typhoon Pamela in the late 1970s. They often told their children stories about the kindness of Guam’s people and the island’s stunning beauty. When Anderson’s older brother moved to Guam, she packed a suitcase and followed in 2005.

She was a reporter with the Pacific Daily News before working at the Guam Environmental Protection Agency as its public information officer. Anderson currently works at UnderWater World, an aquarium in the heart of Guam’s tourism district of Tumon, giving educational tours and teaching kids and adults about Guam’s marine resources. You will find her in the water, under the water or chilling at the beach.

Guampedia entries by Tammy Jo Anderson-Taft