My Education

Tara graduated from Bucknell University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She then earned her Juris Doctor from The Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University in 1997. After a career in law, Tara began teaching Pilates and functional anatomy at a Pilates studio in Maplewood, New Jersey. Since 2009, Tara has provided group and private instruction on the mat and all Pilates apparatus. She is certified as a Pre and Post Natal Pilates Specialist by The Center for Women’s Fitness and is further certified in Pink Ribbon Pilates by Pilates Academy International. Tara serves as a guest blogger and Regional Correspondent for MyGroupFit, a cutting edge website for group fitness instructors.

In 2012, Tara became a student of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition® and Board Certified Holistic Health Coach with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She also started her first business, Highway 2 Well, and launched a line of gluten-free products which debuted at celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson’s Detox Weeks in Maui and East Hampton. Tara’s work as a health coach has been mentioned in online publications including PureWow, Gaiam and Mind Body Green.

In September 2013, she partnered with two amazing women to create Align Wellness Studio in Millburn, New Jersey where Pilates and fitness classes, therapeutic massage and nutritional counseling are offered. She has her first book coming out in December 2017 called “Clean Cocktails: Righteous Recipes for the Modern Mixologist” which is available for pre-sale on and Tara is pursuing her Masters in Nutrition Science at Montclair State University so that she can be a greater asset to her clients and help them to navigate the ever-changing world of nutrition.

Tara lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with her husband Jerry, her son Ben and a multitude of disabled and diapered pets.