"THE LIFESAVER & MONEY-MAKER"
Born at the United States Army Base -Fort Leavenworth, KS, Tamiko Byrd is a young entrepreneur and passionate public servant. As a child, growing up in Rochester, NY, Tamiko was an award-winning tap dancer, wowing audiences in the United States and Canada by the age of six. Tamiko traded in her tap shoes for sneakers and was an accomplished student athlete, winning such awards as United States Army Scholar Athlete, Ronald McDonald All-Star, and MEAC Division I Most Valuable Player at Delaware State College her freshman year. Tamiko earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications-Broadcasting from the State University of New York College at Brockport in 1994
Tamiko tossed her hat into the arena of Comedy, earning her new title, “Lady Tee”. As a Comedienne/Event Host, “Lady Tee” has shared the stage and microphone with Kings of Comedy, Bernie Mac, D.L. Hughley, and Steve Harvey. Additionally, LadyTee promoted and/or hosted live concerts such as Hard-Knock Life tour, Rochester Health Jam(2007), Rochester Summer Music Fest (2008) and performances with Rickey Smiley, Smokey Norful, Marvin Sapp, Parliament Funkadelic, Fantasia, KEM, Ice Cube and Jay Z, just to name a few.
After 15 years as an New Business Account & Advertising Executive and a National Insurance Producer & Health Promoter, Tamiko relocated to Houston, TX in 2014, to pursue advanced degrees in The TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, the largest medical complex in the world [i] As a first year, matriculated, Kinesiology graduate student at Texas Woman’s University (TWU), Tamiko participated in a wellness challenge that would lead to the discovery of Stage IV Breast Cancer by Student Health Services of TWU. Determined to FIGHT FOR HER LIFE, Tamiko enlisted specialists in medical, financial, and social organizations, like Sisters Network, Inc. to help her fight. Tamiko earned dual degrees – a Master of Science in Kinesiology and an Executive MBA in December 2017 while battling Stage IV Breast Cancer.
Tamiko is now CANCER-FREE and a Doctoral student at Southern Nazarene University, in Oklahoma. Tamiko Byrd also owns her own independent Insurance Agency, TEE BYRD INSURANCE, BOOKKEEPING & TAX, servicing all 50 states.