Tamara Hale
Tamara has more than 20 years experience in nonprofit management. As the Executive Director of L3 she is responsible for the day to day operations of the organization, as well as guiding and supporting the Board in their long-range plans and objectives of L3. Prior to joining L3, Mrs. Hale was managing director of The First Tee Greater Austin, managing director of Austin Lyric Opera and vice president of member service and resource development at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. Earlier in her career she was vice president for board and volunteer services at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, assistant to the president at Robert Morris College and associate director of development at Carnegie Mellon University. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon, she is married to Don Hale. They live in Atlanta, Georgia and have two children, Paige and Reide. Read Tammy’s complete resume.

Debbie Boughner
Event Manager
As the onsite event manager for L3, Debbie is responsible for ensuring exceptional customer service during our travel programs. She works with our onsite vendors to coordinate flawless delivery of programming and services. Debbie supports the president in travel vendor selection and trip planning. She was raised near Pittsburgh, studied voice and piano at Carnegie Mellon University, received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Robert Morris University and master’s of education degree in mathematics from Duquesne University. Debbie has had a long career in the service and sales industry and has taught math at the high school level. She is married to Jim and they have one child, A.J.

Ashley Shearer
Communications Manager
Ashley coordinates all L3 communications. She produces the quarterly newsletters, email communications, marketing materials, produces web content, edits the website and manages all other communication efforts. Ashley was born and raised in Austin, where she was a successful photographer for many years preceding her decision to pursue a career in Web Design.  She presently lives in San Saba, Texas with her husband and daughter.  She continues to dabble in photography, when she is not kept busy with all her other interests.

Karen Chischolm
Research and Bookkeeping Specialist
Karen is responsible for bookkeeping services for both L3 Organization and the clients of L3’s It’s Done Personal Administrative Services.  She also provides research for travel plans, event planning, and operating system services.
A native of the Pittsburgh area, Karen earned her Bachelor of Biological Sciences from Lebanon Valley College, as well as a Secondary Education Certificate. For nine years she’s been an educator of homebound students and specializes in STEAM enrichment, which emphasizes content standards in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.  She is married to James Chisholm and they have two sons, Spencer and Blake.  In her free time, Karen enjoys playing golf.