Associate Director Tamie Bowman

Tamie Bowman Associate Director

“It’s a privilege to be part of the WAM organization. They have developed a unique program that combines preserving Marshallese culture through canoe building and sailing with teaching life skills that assist in navigating the ‘real world’ job market.”


Tamie started work as WAM’s Associate Director in October, 2015. She hails from Washington State and she and her husband, Joel,  arrived in the Marshall Islands on their yacht Good News in December, 2014.  The Bowmans have lived in Micronesia since 2008, mainly based in US Territory of Guam. Tamie was excited to learn about WAM and the program’s efforts to teach traditional canoe building and sailing skills to the youth of the Marshall Islands. As Associate Director she is assisting Director Alson Kelen in all aspects of program operations, the writing of grant applications, promoting the organization … and managing the website!


Tamie has been involved in various business and volunteer activities and is now actively receiving training to raise her skills in program management and grant writing.


Bellingham, Washington State, US