Tamara was a 5th-grade teacher living in Imperio and occasionally caring for her brother until Tony Stark showed up on her doorstep with her brother. With her brother and Tony Stark, Tamara founded Imperio Techworks. Tamara even briefly had a romantic connection with Tony Stark. It was this romantic connection that caused the Pride to kidnap her with plans to sacrifice her to the Gibborim in the "Rite of Blood". Fortunately, she and Tyree were saved by Iron Man, but in exchange for a truce with the Pride, Tony was forced to leave California. He appointed Tamara as the C.E.O. of Imperio Techworks before he left.