Tara is a highly motivated and seasoned club professional with more than 18 years of experience in the private club industry. She has worked at elite private clubs in Arizona and Texas and served in various roles, including Food and Beverage Director, Event Coordinator, Director of Clubhouse Operations, and Clubhouse Manager.  

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Tara specializes in placements and consulting services in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. She possesses a strong track record of mentoring and coaching young professionals, and her passion for hiring and developing managers into future club leaders is an asset in helping members of the GSI team best serve our clients.  

Professional experience includes:

  • Training Consultant at RCS Hospitality Group, where she assisted in facilitating food and beverage training, management training, team building, and oversaw a virtual training platform for hospitality professionals and private club employees nationwide. This included building custom courses, onboarding, and orientations. 
  • Clubhouse Manager at Vaquero Club in Westlake, Texas, where she oversaw the re-opening of the clubhouse after a complete renovation and managed the day-to-day operations of eight departments, including food and beverage, events and catering, member services, fitness, locker rooms, spa, kids’ activities, and valet and car wash. She implemented standards and procedures to ensure the delivery of high-end member service. 
  • Event Coordinator/Food and Beverage Director, and Director of Club Operations at Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas 
  • Food and Beverage Manager at Stone Canyon Club in Oro Valley, Arizona 
  • Texas Lonestar CMAA 
  • Proficient across all social media and marketing platforms