Tara’s love for the marching arts started in 1991 with the Edmonton All Girl Marching Ambassadors where she was part of the Colourguard and later lead the band as Drum Major. In 1996 she performed with the Edmonton Crusaders Marching Band on their weapons line and finally ended her marching career in 1999 with the Edmonton Strutters Drum and Bugle Corps.
In 1999, Tara started teaching for the Edmonton Ambassadors Performers Association as a colourguard technician and in 2003, she took over as Artistic Director for their Independent A class winterguard that competed at numerous WGI sanctioned events all over the United States. Tara was also the Colourguard Director for the Edmonton Sabers Marching Band while studying Chemical Engineering at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology during this time.
In 2006, Tara moved to Northern Alberta where she started a career in investment banking, and is currently self employed with her husband of seven years in the Oilfield Transportation Industry.
In 2014 she took over as Director for the Edmonton Sabers Marching Band and is currently working on rebuilding their program.
Tara has been honoured with many awards, accolades and achievements throughout her marching career, including the 1997 DCI Division 2 & 3 Drum Major Award. She is extremely passionate and committed to revitalizing the Marching Arts movement in the city of Edmonton.