Video posted on April 21, 2016 at 6:00 am CST

Mentorship, networking, incredible parenting, and an indelible work ethic got Tammy Edwards to where she is today.

Tammy grew up in humble circumstances on Kansas City’s East Side. Her parents created a supportive and encouraging environment for their two daughters, insisting that not only would they go to college someday, but they would also get advanced degrees. Both Tammy and her sister have completed this commission. Now, Tammy has a corner office on the top floor of the Federal Reserve. From one window, she can see where she grew up. From the other, she can see where she lives now across the river. Her pursuit of happiness manifests in taking every opportunity to travel with her family and in giving back to the community as much as possible.

“I tell people all the time, ‘It’s hard to be what you can’t see.’ Growing up, we’d see the people on TV, like I did with ‘Family Affair’. That’s what created some of the visions of what I wanted to be,” Tammy said.

Now, Tammy’s dream is to not to acquire material things, but to collect beautiful memories.