Originally from Long Island, NY Tara found, fell in love with and moved to Jim Thorpe in October 2008. She quickly became very involved in the local community and joined the board of the Mauch Chunk Historical Society (2009-2011). Through her involvement in the community, she helped organize and market many not-for-profit events like the First Annual Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival and the Victorian Heritage Festival. Within those experiences she discovered her talent and love for organizing and marketing events, both large and small, and Jim Thorpe Weddings & Events was born.
In 2011 Tara teamed up with John Drury, owner and currator of the Mauch Chunk Museum to make the Mauch Chunk Ballroom a full service event facility providing wedding, and corporate and event coordination and staffing services . Jim Thorpe Weddings and Events became the managing entity of the beautiful ballroom space.