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 and took on the full-time role of Practice Manager. After welcoming children into her life, Tara now works part-time.
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.