This month, we have chosen to highlight our Culinary Associate, Tammy Brown. Tammy has a loving heart and it shows through the meals that she prepares for our residents. She has been dedicated to making great food for Sodalis for 4 years. Tammy attended a culinary arts program at St. Paul Tech College in Minnesota and an online program at the Arts Institute. It is no wonder she can make only a few ingredients into a delicious meal! It really brings joy to Tammy to see her Sodalis family eating her delicious dishes as well. When we see her smiling face through the kitchen window, we know she is cooking up something scrumptious!
Tammy is a loving mother to 3 wonderful children, a wife, and a dog lover. She has a German shepherd, Alaskan Husky, Husky Mix dog and enjoys spending time with them, especially outdoors. Tammy takes great pride in what she cooks for her family. There’s no doubt she is the star of the show when it comes to big family holiday gatherings. Even if she’s not too fond of a type of food, she will still make it for her family. Tammy does not really have a favorite dish, but she is known for her famous lasagna and gumbo. Yum!
An interesting fact people may not know about Tammy is that she helps foster other dogs in connection with a local animal rescue shelter. Her hobby is working outside on her plants, which she finds very relaxing and peaceful.
We are so glad that Tammy has chosen to continue to be part of our Sodalis Family! She is funny, loving, kind, and good-hearted. We couldn’t be more proud of her!
Meet Phillip and Gertrude
Gertrude and Philip met through her brother’s introduction and were married on December 1, 1951. They had 4 children and loved to travel with them when they were younger. Their family grew up on a farm and enjoyed milking cows, making their own butter, and growing their own garden.
Philip spent years as a high school Shop and Metal Teacher. He mentored at-risk children, kept up with them, and got to see them become successful. He also loved to carve and whittle things. Often, he would see objects on their family trips, come home and sketch them, and then carve them. He is also a World War II Veteran.
Gertrude was a stay-at-home mom and loved to bake. She made homemade, from scratch, bread and pies and made most of her daughter’s clothing. She loved to embroider, crochet, and still enjoys knitting. Gertrude completed business school and worked once the children were gone from home.
We are so glad that they have become part of our Sodalis family and look forward to seeing them share many more wonderful memories together.