Tara is from the beautiful PNW, born and raised right here in Tacoma, WA. Her love for life, helping people and adventure is what has led her to Real Estate. If there is one thing that brings a smile to Tara’s heart it is making someone smile and feel loved. She has an open door and open kitchen policy in her house. A safe place for friends and family to simply be themselves while she feeds their souls and stomachs with home cooking.
She spent a few years studying Public Health at Central Washington University (GO WILDCATS!) while continuing a career in coffee of about 15 years but she knew that her life was meant for a more than what the corporate health world was offering her, and although the coffee world was a way to bring smiles to people, it wasn’t providing the life she dreamed of for her and her daughter.
Tara has been blessed enough in life to have the support of a loving partner who took on the financial responsibilities of their lives while she began her journey to become a Real Estate Agent and now her next adventure in life begins and she couldn’t be more jazzed to be doing it with the incredible humans at Theory RE.
My Name Is: Tara McQuillin
I Am: I am a foodie, a complete and utter lover of food. But not just eating it, I have a love of creating in the kitchen to share with family, friends and really anyone who is hungry!
Born In: Tacoma, WA
Languages Spoken: English, but dabble is sarcasm!
Proudest Moment: My proudest moment in life so far has been raising my daughter to be a fearless dreamer and showing her all of what life has to offer by leading my example.
Biggest Challenge: My biggest challenge thus far in life has been learning to be my own person and not what others want or expect me to be, from career choices to parenting to being my own authentic happy self.
My Superhero Power: My superhero Power is my ability to empathize will people in all walks of life. I feel peoples energies in ways that can only be experienced not from being observed.
My Perfect Day: My perfect day starts with an incredible cup of coffee in a sunlit room surrounded by plants and my favorite playlist playing quietly in the background followed by a trip to up the mountain to a river or to the coast to the ocean to enjoy the fresh air and scenery with my kids, boyfriend and our pups. Finishing the day with the best street tacos & fresh juice margaritas and finally ending the night with a relaxing bath with bubbles and bath bombs & lastly snuggled up to watch a movie.
First Job: Produce Expert at Tacoma Boys
Favorite Tacoma Neighborhood: I love South Tacoma, I grew up in Lincoln District and feel so blessed to have grown up surrounded by so many different cultures that showed me that this world is a beautiful place full of immensely diverse and beautiful humans. I also very much enjoy Stadium district, I went to SHS and the scenery is simply breath taking.
Biggest Hero/Inspiration: My biggest hero is my Mimi (Grandma Opal). She was a pure badass in every sense of the word. She loved fearlessly, fought with grace and always carried herself with poise, integrity and beauty. She is heavily missed in my everyday life and her life will always be honored
Favorite Sports Team: The Seahawks!
Favorite Season: It’s a toss up between Spring and Autumn!