Tammy McDonald was born in Saskatchewan and grew up in Moose Jaw. There she attended SIAST Palliser Campus, received her Diploma in Marketing and began her career in business. In 2001 Tammy moved to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta where she and her family spent many years enjoying life in the foothills. It was here that her business career turned towards the oil and gas industry. These many years in the industry gave her much respect and appreciation for the resources interwoven through the lives of so many Albertan families.
In 2015 after her son and daughter were grown and following their own paths, Tammy and her husband pursued other opportunities that led them to Kelowna, BC, where they started and ran a successful mobile welding business for many years.
Later Tammy decided to apply her years in business to a life passion she had previously set aside – health and fitness. She obtained Certifications in both Personal Training and Holistic Nutrition, then in early 2020, she and her husband moved back to Rocky Mountain House where she is now running her own wellness business.
In early 2021 after watching with disappointment and frustration as both federal and provincial government stripped away people’s livelihoods and civil rights, she was concerned about the declining future for her children and now grandchildren. Tammy had never envisioned getting involved in politics, but she knew there had to be a better way. She began putting her research skills to work, leading her to discover the Maverick Party, a grassroots organization promising to represent and support all Westerners, their livelihoods and resources. This alternative to the existing corrupt political system was a vision worth believing in and supporting.