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University of North Florida
Community Based Non-Profit Agency
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Hey, I’m Tara!

Melbourne, Florida, United States · Member since January 2013
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A native Floridian, I graduated from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. Currently, I work as a Director of Administration and Human Resources at a Community Based Non-Profit Agency and love the day-to-day challenges and mission driven work. My husband and I recently married in May 2012. We have two fuzzy rescued cats; Ozzie the 4 am purr-monster and Angus the long-legged lap cat.

I just do not believe in boredom. Some of the things I wish I had more time to do include; running outside, the longer the better, bikram yoga, baking with a purpose, knitting, sewing, painting, meal planning, long dining adventures, and I could spend the entire day wrapped up in a big beautiful classic book and do nothing else.

I am easily excited by the things I love: stinky stinky cheese, the feel of sage, the smell of tomatoes, Oregon Coast, East of Eden, Marc Chagall, Devandra Banhart, John Coltrane, Sonic Youth, David Grisman, Chopin, hunting for jingle shells, Orsay (museum and restaurant), Gertrude Stein, St. Malo, champagne with the tiniest of bubbles, etiquette in practice, waterfalls I can touch, experimenting in the kitchen, sending letters in the mail, fun stamps, hot tea, any trip anywhere, building fires, canoeing, clean baseboards, skiing when no one is on the mountain, peridot gems,(30's) Van Briggle, life long learning and those dedicated to it.

With a free and limitless trip anywhere I would spend a month in Russia; hiking the Urals, touring St. Petersburg, foraging for mushrooms, watching a Russian Ballet, looking for (watching out for) bears, seeing the Northern Lights and filling up on caviar and cream.

"Work is love" is a sort of manta I keep with me always. As Kahlil Gibran wrote, "Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger." I try at all times to put love into my work, however trivial the task or difficult to accomplish.