iGnite Spotlight: Austin Member, Tammy Saxon
I grew up in Houston and set roots in Austin after graduating from The University of Texas in 1988.
I’ve been married to my husband Chuck for 30 years, and our family of six includes our oldest son Chase, our middle son Grant, our youngest son Reid.
I earned a Finance degree from UT and worked in the finance and accounting fields until I took an early retirement to raise our family.
I am most inspired by...
My mom is a huge inspirational influence to me because she is overflowing in generosity, strength, unconditional love, dignity and grace. She has shown me the importance of giving back and that strength and will power lead you to achieve. Her generosity shines brightly through the Golden Retriever rescue that she founded a few years ago where she has placed so many orphaned dogs into forever homes. I recently thanked my mom for building such a long table after sending her this quote that describes her so beautifully: When you have all that you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence.
The biggest lesson I've learned through my iGnite experience is....
The most impactful lessons I have learned through iGnite are to encourage and support each other on and off the yoga mat, YOU can always make a positive impact in others’ lives, and to set your goals high because you can achieve new heights physically and emotionally every day.
Something people may not know about you?
I love, love, love polka dots and find them almost irresistible. They are happy, positive and uplifting, and they are represented in many items sprinkled throughout my home.
If I were an ice cream flavor I would be...
Blue Bell Peppermint. Have I mentioned my love of polka dots?! Peppermint ice cream is a splash of spirited polka dots leaving a pop of confidence on your tongue preparing you to take on any challenges that your day holds. Everyone should start their day with a spoonful of Peppermint ice cream!