Tami Wilkening has been Administrative Assistant of New Heights, Inc. and New Heights Ventures, Inc since July 2011. Tami is the “GO TO” person that assists in all departments and keeps the paperwork moving.
Tami has lived in Santa Maria all her life. She graduated from Santa Maria High School in the top 5% of her Class. Tami was very active in sports in High School. She lettered in Girls Swimming all four years, was Co-Captain of her Senior Class Flag football team and was on her Class Junior Flag football team. Tami was also on the “BOYS” Junior and Varsity Water Polo team all 4 years and was the first girl to letter in any Boys Varsity Sport at Santa Maria High School - Water Polo. Everyone said that she could not compete with the boys and did she show them.
Tami has an Associate in Science Degree in both Business Administration and Retail Merchandising from Allan Hancock College. She enjoys attending AHC football games and basketball games.
Tami has strong work experience in many companies through the years. Her extensive background includes two Libraries; a Flower Seed Company; Contractors Association; an Accounting office; a car dealership; and Gas station – distributor (mostly in accounting). Before working for New Heights, Tami worked for a Real Estate Broker for 19+ years as their Office Manager, Full Charge Bookkeeper and Loan Processor. Built over 100+ homes and processed over 250 loans over the years. Wrote 10 to 20 million dollars in checks each year. Tami was even a California Notary for 4 years!
Tami’s main hobby for the past 20 years is Genealogy. She likes to study family ancestries and histories of deceased relatives, looking for headstones in cemetery’s, and frequently visits the Los Angeles Public Library Genealogy Department.
Tami is a member of the following Societies: Mayflower Society (Past Governor of the Santa Barbara Colony); William Brewster Society; Thomas Rogers Society; Warren Cousins; Daughters of the American Revolution (Past Regent of the Captain Henry Sweetser Chapter) and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Tami is also co-chair of her High School reunions and in charge of the class website.
Tami lives is Santa Maria with her husband Mark of 18 years and is a diehard Denver Bronco Fan!