Tara has served as the program director for the Association of Women’s Business Centers Boots to Business program since 2014. She is also co-owner of Ashland Consulting Services, LLC a management consulting business serving West Virginia and Virginia. In 2004, Tara founded the Women’s Business & Training Center in West Virginia. She acted as Director until 2013. She cultivated her business development skills as a Business Analyst for the West Virginia Small Business Development Center for five years. Tara has a Masters degree in Occupational Safety from Marshall University.