When Unchalee ‘Tammy’ Yota arrived in Australia, barely able to speak a word of English, she never expected to become one of Wagga’s most successful business owners.
Originally from Thailand, Mrs Yota grew up surrounded by food and learned how to cook from her mother.
Struggling to find opportunities after her economics degree, she headed to Sydney to add the art of massage to her growing list of skills.
In 2014, Mrs Yota decided to start her brave business venture, opening Tammy’s Thai Massage on Forsyth Street.
Now, another massage and Thai food business later, Mrs Yota refuses to slow down and remains hands-on in all of her ventures.
“It’s been a roller coaster but I wouldn’t have done this if I hadn’t of moved to Wagga,” Mrs Yota said.