Tammy Rutgers accompanies school and church choirs and serves as organist at First Presbyterian Church of Bellingham, WA.  She also sings alto in the Lynden Choral Society (directed by her husband Gerald) and in the Bellingham Festival of Music Chorus directed by Michael Palmer and Vance George.

During her college years, Tammy supplemented her choral and keyboard experience by assisting in classical music programming at the Dordt College (Sioux Center, Iowa) educational radio station KDCR while obtaining a B.A. in communications. She also has 20 years’ experience as a medical transcriptionist for St. Joseph Hospital and previously a rehabilitation medicine office, where she learned the therapeutic value of recreational music making in patient care.

Tammy and her husband Gerald reside in Lynden, Washington and are the parents of four adult children with their first grandchild born on April 26, 2015.