Tara joined VET in November 2018. Prior to coming to VET, she was the manager of a local property management company. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Tara attended The Ohio State University and worked part time at a banquet facility. Family changes led her to pause her education and begin full time work at the banquet facility. She worked in that field, moving up to management, until 2000. After moving to the Bloomington, Indiana area in 2000, Tara worked as an educator for a non-profit organization in Owen County, receiving certifications in Early Childhood Development, including working with teen parents and daycare providers. She also spent several years as a stay at home mom. Over the years, she has continued to take courses online with the goal of finishing her bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Tara and her husband Dan have an 18 year old daughter and 14 year old son. The kids' participation in cross country, show choir, swimming, and band keeps everyone busy. During their off time they enjoy traveling, visiting as many ballparks as possible, and spending time with friends and family.