Sheri Samson
Luning’s Tammy Sandvik owns and operates the non-profit organization Souled Out in Hawthorne.

When describing Tammy Sandvik, it is easy to use descriptives such as multifaceted and versatile as this energetic woman juggles a variety of commitments within the community. As a resident of Luning, Sandvik owns and operates the non-profit organization Souled Out, located on the corner of E and 9 Streets in Hawthorne.

This wellness facility offers local handiwork and artwork; crafts and collectibles; clothing articles and DoTerra essential oils, as well as providing a place for groups to meet and classes to be taught.

With a background as a local volunteer firefighter, Sandvik is a certified instructor for M.S.H.A – Mine, Safety, Health Administration, facilitating necessary classes at the Souled Out location for local miners needing instructional hours of surface and underground mining education. She has also assisted in Red Cross and first aid courses, along with weekly health and wellness education within the realm of using essential oils.

The Mineral County Counsel on the Arts holds monthly meetings in the open section within the building which has tables and seating to accommodate its members. Talented artists and crafters come together in this creative atmosphere to further the roots of mental wellness.

“I opened this place up to help the community, especially the artists and local crafters to share their work, while also allowing groups to use an open area for meetings and educational opportunities,” Sandvik explained.

Sandvik’s broad vision of Souled Out successfully manifested, along with bringing many additional benefits to Hawthorne, such as a unique gift selection, especially during the current holiday season. An economic development fundraising event was held over the weekend with a bake sale and the Walker Lake Working Group are selling their latest calendars.

So one may think Sandvik has a full schedule and yet she recently began hosting a radio show entitled Tammy’s Tunes. A non-profit, public radio station KGFN, 89.1 FM out of Goldfield connected with her to bring a half-hour Sunday Christian program of contemporary gospel music and she is hosting a program at noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday currently using holiday musical selections.

The station tagged “the voice of the old west,” recently began reaching the Hawthorne area. They are known for offering a variety of programs, giving free community announcements and will develop a future opportunity of broadcasting live at some point. Any commercial sponsorship is available and can be reviewed with Sandvik for more information.