Tambone is a writer with a versatile style and many years of experience communicating with a wide range of audiences. She's a performer at heart, whether as a singer, dancer, actor, storyteller, impersonator, public speaker, and an all-around “ham" (thus the nickname "Tambone"). She's also a dedicated activist on behalf of social and environmental justice and sustainable development in Appalachia, and for years she has produced graphic art in the form of posters for non-profit organizations, activist and educational events, and cultural festivals.
Tambone’s primary medium for the past decade has been video shorts on a variety of social and cultural issues in Appalachia. She is interested in film as a medium for storytelling, not only in the context of researching and documenting on behalf of others but in empowering communities and individuals to tell their own stories through film as well. Her educational background and research interests include women's studies, Appalachian studies, Hispanic cultures, religious studies, community development/activism, and sustainability.