Tara was born and raised in Southeast Idaho. Upon high school graduation she attended the College of Southern Idaho where she earned her ADRN. She worked as a Registered Nurse for 7 years across the United States as a travel nurse and then later settled in Pocatello Idaho to continue her education. She graduated with her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Idaho State University in 2009 and worked as a NP in a local trauma center. In 2010 she and her husband moved to Stanley, North Dakota and she has been practicing at Mountrail County Medical Center since. In 2014 she graduated from University of Alabama with her Doctorate Degree in Nursing. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and trauma. When not at work she enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending as much time as possible with her husband and four children.