Dual Passion: Music Industry & Supporting Children of Divorced Parents

Name: Tammy Gallegos Daughtry

Current Status: Alumni

Graduation Year: 1992

Tammy Gallegos Daughtry (BA, ‘92) has spent over 20 years working in the music industry in event planning. Her career began while she was a student at Hope where she had the opportunity to experience a one-year music program intensive at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her professional experience includes major event production for various music companies: Sparrow Records, Word Entertainment, Warner Brothers, Reunion, Vida, GMA, Expolit, the Hispanic Prayer Breakfast with President George W. Bush and many others.

Tammy started Bennett's Events in 1998, a full-service event production company, catering to the needs of various music and book clients across the country. Bennett’s Events has served the Christian and mainstream trade industries in the areas of event production, marketing, sponsorships and promotions. Tammy has recently produced national events for HarperCollins Publishers, CeCe Winans and the Always Sisters Conference, and the “It’s A Mom Thing” event for Howard Books with Chonda Pierce, Kim Hill and Sandi Patty. ( www.BennettsEvents.com )

Amidst her exciting career in event planning, another passion grew within Tammy and she founded an organization called  CoParenting International. CoParenting International (CCP) seeks to provide hope and vision for parents who have gone through divorce and are raising children between two households. The vision of CCP is that a child of divorce does not have to grow up “broken”, but instead can be nurtured and given an opportunity to be whole as they grow to adulthood. Tammy provides CoParenting classes and seminars all over the country. ( http://coparentinginternational.com/ )

Tammy constantly shares about what a life-long impact her education at Pacific Christian College, the undergraduate school at Hope, has had on her personally, professionally, and in her walk with God. She is grateful for the continued friendship with many students and professors from Hope.

In May of 2014, Tammy and her husband, Jay Daughtry, co-founded the Center for Modern Family Dynamics -- a counseling center committed to supporting single parents, step parents as well as individuals and couples. Jay and Tammy are one of the leading “counseling duos” working with step couples as a co-therapy team and are seeing very positive outcomes for couples who are considering remarriage or are in a remarried family.

In recognition for her outstanding work and ministry to adults and children whose lives have been traumatized by divorce, Tammy was inducted into HIU’s Ministry Hall of Fame in May of 2015. “Tammy exceeds our dreams for our Hope alums,” remarked Steve Alley, Chair of HIU’s Church Ministry Department. "She is nationally-recognized for her work with parents and families of divorce, women’s ministry, and event productions. She definitely makes us all proud!”

Click here to see an article featured in Parent Life Magazine on “Christmas Party of One”.

Tammy Gallegos Bennett