As marketing manager, Tara manages Harris’ outreach, branding and business development events—tasks that align perfectly with her design and marketing background of nearly 10 years. She’s often a new client’s first point of contact, and is happy to answer questions about the firm’s capabilities and processes, and the characteristics that set it apart. While the accountants are busy preparing tax returns and auditing financial statements, you can find Tara managing and coordinating the firm's presence at professional association events, trainings and conferences, hosting a lunch & learn, posting Harris' whereabouts on social media , or updating and creating new branded materials. She splits her time between the Meridian office and our new downtown Boise space, The Center of Influence.
Tara is an explorer. Here in Idaho, she loves camping and makes it a point to find and setup her tent trailer in a new spot each time. Internationally, she’s backpacked through Europe and was especially captivated by Switzerland, a country she intends to go back to. Tara and her husband Will have known each other since the ninth grade, and they have two beautiful little girls together.
- BA in graphic design with minor in marketing, San Diego State University
Professional Designations / Civic Associations:
- Member, Association of Accounting Marketing
- Secretary, Idaho Nonprofit Center Conference Committee
- Member, Columbia Village HOA Events and Communications Committee
What attracted you to Harris?
Harris was recognized as a Best Place to Work in Idaho the year I was looking for a new career. This showed me they were invested in their employees and, in return, their employees felt they were valued and were invested in the firm. I am proud to say I've now been with the firm for over 5 years for these very same reasons.
“Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”–Unknown