Tara is an enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Nation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from American Indian College. Prior to joining GPTCHB, Tara worked as a clinical medical assistant in a family clinic in Arizona and served as a contact representative at her local IHS service unit in Ft. Totten. She also had the privilege of working as a contact representative at Phoenix Indian Medical Center’s Patient Business/ER unit. Tara has substitute taught, instructed and provided educational outreach to elementary age groups. Her position as a community health worker is a perfect blend of her passions for education and helping people. In her spare time Tara stays busy as she care takes for her grand uncle, who she regards to as a blessing and “great honor”.