Tammy Hauser

Founder and CEO

Known as a highly creative, no-nonsense, never-say-never lover of challenge, Tammy Hauser relies on her instinct for seeing the opportunities that others do not. Tammy brings those instincts, skills, and talents to her new company, Discover Sarasota Tours, which is part entertainment, part history, and partly a love story for Sarasota; the only place she ever chose to live.

“I learned everything I need to know in the theater,” says Tammy. “As a performer, director, and producer, I enjoy the creative process of bringing stories to life. And as a business person, I saw an opportunity to do that here with tours that focus on Sarasota’s amazingly rich culture and history.” 

For the past 17 years, Tammy has been the CEO of a consulting firm for arts organizations and other nonprofits called Blue Sky Thinking LLC, which she continues to run. Prior to her consulting career, Tammy spent 15 years working in Minneapolis as an arts administrator for museums; regional theater and dance companies; historic presenting halls for Broadway Theater, concerts and live radio shows. She is also the creator of The Ultimate Pajama Party™, a grown-up girls’ slumber party extravaganza and commercial theater enterprise.

Tammy has two children who share her love of travel, entertainment, and tours. She is an avid dog lover and credits Poppy, her Pomeranian princess rescue dog (who sadly died this past year) with helping her come up with the idea for Discover Sarasota Tours—after Poppy fell in love with trolleys in Kennebunkport, Maine.