Tara graduated in 2001 from the University of Central Oklahoma with a MS degree in nutrition from Oklahoma State University with a degree in accounting. She has been a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist since 2007. She works in Pampa, TX, and resides in Oklahoma. She is currently ADCES Chair for Oklahoma. She works with hospitals, LT care facilities, tele-health for outpatient diabetes clinics, and works with developmentally disabled adults. She and her husband, James, loves traveling in their RV.