Tara was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. The Navy brought her out to San Diego and she hasn’t looked back. She proudly served our country as an Operation Specialist on board the USS Boxer and USS Stockdale. She got to see the world and even be a part of naval history during the rescue of Captain Phillips! After the Navy she worked as an EMT in San Diego County but eventually decided to pursue animal medicine. She finished her Veterinary Assistant program and is currently going through the Vet Tech program. Her family has 2 dogs; a black lab named Xavier and a pit bull named Leia! When she is not at work or school, she can probably be found at some volleyball event for her daughter, or hiding in her house watching Disney+ with her family.