Ms. Tanner has a Master’s degree in Kinesiology with concentrations in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Southeastern Louisiana University. She has published research in the Journal of National Strength and Conditioning with an ongoing interest for research in the exercise physiology field. She is a state certified teacher with instructional experience as a teacher, mentor teacher, curriculum writer, grant recipient, department lead, and a head coach.
With over 20 years in the Health and Fitness industry, Ms. Tanner serves as a community leader on the YMCA Board of Directors, LAHPERD Board of Directors as the Vice President-Elect for Sport and Leisure, and a PGA volunteer.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I would love to travel to Italy or anywhere with majestic mountains and snow.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
I love exercising, relaxing on a beach, traveling, playing golf, bicycling, and exploring new places in search for adventure in our RV.
What’s the first career you dreamed of having when you were a child?
Absolutely a teacher! I began teaching stuffed animals and my little brother as early as I can remember. One of my favorite childhood memories is getting to choose a book from my library for my dad to read to me each night. I’ve always loved learning and sharing knowledge with others.