Tara hails from the northern most town of the Wairarapa Bush - Pahiatua. After completing a Diploma in Sports Science and Coaching she began work at Rehab Physio Centre as the Physio Assistant to Mike ‘Hurricane’ Harnett in 2001.
Whilst studying for her Bachelor of Human Performance at UCOL Tara changed roles within the Clinic working part-time as Admin Assistant. Tara completed her degree in November 2006 and, since then has taken on the full-time role of Practice Manager.
Tara has represented New Zealand at two Olympics. She was a member of the NZ Women’s Hockey team at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and again in Beijing in 2008. More recently Tara has welcomed her baby girl Jorja into the world and has rejoined the team after having maternity leave during 2013.