Tammara Buckey, MBA, EMPA, CFE, CDFM-A, LSSBB, PMP

Owner and CEO of Raise Your Own Bar LLC


301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Tammara is the owner and CEO of Raise Your Own Bar LLC, a firm that specializes in coaching, consulting, and training. She has worked in a variety of positions surrounding financial and business project management for over two decades, with experience ranging from a handful of startups and 3 Fortune 50 companies to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and foreign governments. She conducts training classes and workshops to teach a variety of topics in the realm of agile project management, financial transformation, emotional and relationship intelligence, process improvement and personal mastery, among others.

Tammara manages project milestones, workload, and team members for a variety of projects using agile and waterfall techniques, as well as Lean Six Sigma methodologies wherever possible. She is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Agile Project Manager specializing in process improvement, focusing on fraud prevention. She has over 16 years of DoD financial management experience in budgeting, manpower, operations, policy, and accounting, as well as audit readiness, remediation and response with an eye on fiscal law and internal controls.

With her DoD financial management and process improvement experience, Tammara has successfully led small project teams that address high-profile and complex federal issues. She has extensive experience supporting the U.S. Department of the Army and DoD federal agencies in solving unique challenges through policy analysis, process improvement initiatives, reconciliation efforts, tiger teams, and lean six sigma projects for multiple federal appropriations, including security assistance and cooperation funding.

Tammara earned her M.B.A. and M.P.A from Syracuse University and her B.S. in Business Management and Accounting from the University of Maryland. 


  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Syracuse University, 2014
  • M.P.A., Public Administration, Syracuse University, 2014
  • B.S., Business Management and Accounting, University of Maryland, 2009


  • American Society of Military Controllers
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Huntsville Chamber of Commerce
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Women in Defense


  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB)
  • Certified Defense Financial Management - Acquisition (CDFM-A)
  • Certified Healthcare Systems and Policy
  • Certified International Affairs Level ll
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Core Strengths SDI 2.0 Facilitator
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)