Tamara Smith, 30, is the host of Tallahassee Matters on WCOT Comcast Ch. 13 Tallahassee, Florida.
Her entrepreneurial work ranges from hosting to wardrobe styling to social media management and event planning. In her words, “I am an interesting cocktail of talent!”
She began her career as an elementary school teacher, which she loved. In fact, she was recognized as Kate Sullivan Elementary's Minority Educator of the Year in 2011. During her summer break as a teacher, though, she worked in event-planning, personal shopped for those who asked, and won her first hosting gig on local television. When her hobbies started to spill out of just summer vacation, she decided to pursue a Master’s in Merchandising. She was eager to learn the business of fashion so that she could turn her hobbies into a new career.
A native of Miami, Florida, Tamara is a first-generation American from a very tight-knit Jamaican/Cuban family. Five years ago, she married DJ/Christian radio show host Orrane "DJ Rrane" Smith of Reverb Live Show, making them the ultimate entertainment couple.
While at Florida State University in 2012, she served as the student speaker at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Conference where former President Bill Clinton and Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren graced the stage, as well.
Tamara is very active at her church, Family Worship and
Praise Center, in Tallahassee, Fl. She claims to “over-love” the youth she
works with. She does community outreach
activities and even acts and sings. Currently, Tamara desires to learn the art
of thriving in life as the late Maya Angelou says: "My mission in life is
not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some
compassion, some humor, and some style."
To reach Tamara Smith, her social media handle is @lifetothe9s on FB, Instagram, and Twitter.
Since 2005. Going natural wasn't as popular when I did it, but I have company now. LOL
I decided to go natural years before most of my friends and family did because I was tired of scalp issues and breaking hair. I straightened my hair for years at first, then transitioned to wearing my texture. You'll often find me rocking braids, weaves, and wigs because I love experimenting with my look, but my hair stays protected.
A big, voluminous, in-your-face, AFRO. Whether it's achieved
with a blow-out, twist-out, or "you-just-took-your-braids-out" I just
love seeing our coils and curls standing at attention like "Yep, here I
- Week of July 20, 2014