Community Development Chair
Tamara Baker is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Baker Design Build, an engineering and construction firm headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Her professional experience spans over 24 years and includes expertise in structural engineering and project management for clients throughout the Southeast. One of her professional passions involves reviving historic structures and working within historic commercial zones. In 2018, her company won an Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award for the completion of a historical restoration of two iconic buildings located in the famous Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District in Atlanta, GA.
Tamara has been married to Bobby Baker for over 20 years. They have five children, Brandyn (26), Olivia (6), and Nate (3). Their fourth and fifth children are a pair of 90-pound standard poodles named Sasha and Dunkin who reign and rule the house. As a family, they love to travel, boat, taste wine, and socialize. Bobby and Tamara are both engineers and contractors who work and live together 24 hours a day! Tamara has been very active in her career for the last 20-years and enjoys being a business owner. They are members of Southside Methodist Church. Tamara considers becoming a Christian as an eight year old and her family the most outstanding achievements in her life.