Originally from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Tara is new to the Chattanooga area. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Colorado State University in 2014. She then obtained her master’s degree in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases from Georgetown University in 2015. Following this, she worked as an Investigator with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Seattle for several years. After realizing her passion for patient centered care, she completed her master’s degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2021 and became a board certified Physician Assistant. Tara fell in love with rheumatology because she enjoys problem solving and forming long-term meaningful relationships with patients.
Tara is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants.
Tara enjoys hiking, skiing, and traveling. She lives in Chattanooga and loves spending time with her family who live in Loudon, Tennessee.