Tara joined MBGNA as the Volunteer Coordinator in August 2007. Her background in social work and community organizing has led her to work with volunteers in a variety of settings since 1998. Most recently she coordinated the volunteer program for Neighborhood Seniors serving older adults in Washtenaw County. Her other volunteer management experience has included work with the Ann Arbor Parks Department of Natural Area Preservation Division and Project Grow Community Gardens. Although each of these programs was uniquely different, the common thread has been the volunteer spirit—a constant source of inspiration and hope no matter what the mission may be.