- Associate in Arts Degree – Liberal Arts, WV Northern Community College
- Associates in Science Degree – Business Management -Transfer Option: Marketing concentration, WV Northern Community College.
- West Virginia Real Estate License
Tara resides in Wheeling, West Virginia, and is an Alumnus of West Virginia Northern Community College. After graduating in 1987, she worked as a manager with the Kroger Company for approximately 10 years. She chose to stay home with her two young daughters and take on part-time work until able to return full-time in 1999. She returned to the work force with local Durable Medical Equipment Companies and Reynolds Memorial Hospital, where she held positions in Customer Service/Office Management/Data Entry and Medical Billing. Tara also received her real estate license and has been a licensed salesperson in the state of West Virginia since 2004.