Surfer, Karateka, Blogger, Marketeer, Advocate, Influencer
Full interview with Tammy
You do not want to drop in on Tammy Fry, or at least not intentionally and repeatedly. Karate runs through her veins. She’s won multiple South African National Championships and is also the 2017 Australian Open and Queensland karate champion. On top of that, she’s a self-defence coach and knows well how to power her body with plants. In fact, Tammy runs regular workshops in which she shares her deep knowledge around plant-based nutrition (check out her beautiful blog called Seed.)
Having grown up in Durban and now living on the Sunshine Coast down-under, Tammy has never been far from the oceans and developed a strong bond to water.
This has also had a strong impact on her 2 kids – both are avid surfers, competing up and down Australia’s East Coast and even sharing waves with their neighbour Julian Wilson every now and then.
When Tammy isn’t on the water, moving like water, or giving workshops on how to power a super active lifestyle through plants, she runs the Marketing department of Fry’s Family Foods, the iconic producer of plant-based foods, founded by her father back in 1991. Fry’s is now present in retailers across the US, UK, South Africa and Australia, and has recently launched the plant-based fish-style fillet – we haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but are very excited about this!
As if all this weren’t enough, Tammy is also the director of Meat Free Mondays Australia and South Africa and is often found as a speaker on national and international stages, true to her motto “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one come to you without leaving happier” (Mother Teresa).
Tammy, we’re so stoked to have you onboard, may your (seemingly endless) energy, compassion and experience inspire lots of Oceaneers in their reduction-journey!