Tara grew up in the suburbs of Chicago before she moved to Bozeman in 2013 to attend Montana State University. She graduated in December 2017 with a B.S. degree in Animal Science: Livestock Management and Industry. After working with GVLT and Montana Conservation Corps as a Conservation Intern last summer, she fell in love with conservation and trails and would like to pursue a career in conservation or rangeland management. Tara also works for the Park County Weed Control District as a Weed Control Technician. In her free time she loves to ride horses and go on hikes with her dog Dixie.