Tara has had a long career balancing both her love for design and her passion for education.  She has had the privilege of working in corporate workplace design through a furniture dealer, a furniture manufacturer, and with an architecture firm.  Concurrent to that, Tara was teaching design as an adjunct instructor at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD).  After a decade of balancing, she made the decision of what she wanted to be when she grows up, and that was an educator.  In 2019 her ideas of what it means to be an educator evolved as she stepped into the role of President at KCAD.  If you were to ask Tara what makes her adaptable and what skills she brings to leadership, she would share that designers are problem solvers and relationship builders. This is her secret sauce.

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