Sponsors: Von Zipper, Vans, Pro-Tec, Mammoth, Fusion energy
Growing up in Laguna Hills, CA, Tara was greatly involved with gymnastics and skateboarding. As a teenager, her athletic activities became more risky, from surfing to motocross, and eventually this led her to the mountains and snow. This varied sports experience created the perfect model for a world class athlete.
Tara has crossed the gender barrier that the action sports hold, to rise above most men in the realm of freestyle. She is hands down the best female snowboarder in the world; she won the gold in both 2000 and 2001 X Games Big Air, and also took the gold in Slopestyle at the Sims World Championships with her technical spins, rails, and big airs.
Along with her sponsors, she has helped create her own Billabong snow clothing line, Vans snowboard boots, and a signature snowboard with Jeenyus. Tara spends her time between her winter house in Mammoth Lakes and hitting the surf at her beach house in Southern California.
Roxy Chicken Jam 2007 1st place
Roxy Chicken Jam 2005 6th place
Rockstar of the Year - Transworld Rider's Poll Nominee 2004
Vans Triple Crown Stop 2 Slopestyle 2004 3rd place
X Games Slopestyle 2004 Silver
Vans Triple Crown Stop 1 Slopestyle 2003 3rd place
Winter X Games Slopestyle 2003 Gold Medal
Reader's choice 2002 Transworld Rider's Poll Awards