Trendsetter to Know: Tami Butcher, Presidential Partner of Think Goodness & Gabriel’s Angels Event Chair

Name: Tami Butcher

Facebook: Tami Butcher

Instagram: @tamibutcher


Age: 54

Title: Presidential Purpose Partner of Think Goodness and Gabriel’s Angels Event Chair

Married/Single: Married to THE Mike Butcher, soon to be known as The Pizza Butcher

Kids: 3; Madison 25, Tatum 20, Brooks 17

City you live in: Chandler

A typical day in my life includes… Coffee, Work, Wine, in that order. 

I was born… by the river, in a little tent, and just like the river I’ve been running ever since. 

My favorite thing about Arizona… the lakes

I’m listening to… Old Dominion and Eminem

My family… are natives and we are in the restaurant business owning 2 of the most historic in town, Rustler’s Rooste and The Original Aunt Chilada’s at Squaw Peak.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… my Meemaw

One thing I cannot live without… coffee, a dog.

When I was younger, I wanted to be… a Broadway actress/singer

Meet Tami Butcher,

I’m inspired by… positive people.

The one person who motivates me is… my husband, Mike.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… the limit of 2 Chambord margaritas at Z’Tejas.

The perfect day would be… Coffee, boating, happy hour, Mexican Food, Netflix, bed by 9, REPEAT. 

My first job was… Burger King. 

My favorite escape… Lake Powell.

My life… is amazing and I am grateful.

I’m currently working on… a fundraiser called “Cash for the Class” for local teachers. Donating 100% of my commission back this month and our food truck being built, “The Pizza Butcher”

Always… be funny and kind. 

Never… eat yellow snow. 

Favorite Quote… It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. 

Biggest Dream… still hoping for that Broadway gig.

My Pet Peeve(s)… toppers. (People who one-up everyone)

Bio-on yourself/company: An Arizona girl whose roots grow deep in the state, Tami Butcher has seen the Valley grow into the metropolis it is today. Her family owns 2 historic restaurants in town, Rustler’s Rooste and Aunt Chilada’s. She is the oldest of four girls and has a very close family. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Business Communications and later earned a teaching masters degree from Grand Canyon University. It was while teaching seventh-graders at Phoenix Prep Academy, that she made it her goal to write a children’s book. In 2011, Tami had her first book published, “My Bonus Mom” which currently sits at #1 on Amazon in the blended family category. It is the story of Tami’s childhood, talking about how her stepmom, Nancy, became a “bonus mom” in her life. Tami married the love of her life, Mike, and started a family. Tami and Mike have been married for 19 years. Her husband Mike is retired after spending 35 years both playing and coaching Major League Baseball. Mike and Tami have 3 children, Madison 25, Tatum 20, and Brooks 17. 

Tami is currently a Presidential Partner and Direct to Corporate with Think Goodness Company formally known as Origami Owl Living Lockets. Think Goodness curates brands that are mission based giving back to the community. She has worked for the company since it opened in 2011 and manages a team of over 3,000 people all across the United States and Canada. She is currently the top ranked partner in the company.  

Along with chairing Gabriel’s Angels “Night of Pawsibilites,” Tami is also a member of the East Valley Women’s League where she serves on the board as Vice President of Fundraising, This organization funds 13 projects across the valley, their signature charity being the “Cinderella Affair” which has gained nationwide recognition. Tami also serves on the board for Valley Christian Schools where her son will be a senior this year. 

This past year, Tami was named one of “Chandler Women of the Year” and just recently “Woman Owned Business” of the year. Tami also serves on the National Kidney Foundation and is a living kidney donor. 

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