Tara Porter grew up on her family farm in Burley, Idaho. She worked in the research department at Boise State University while receiving her degree in Botany. After receiving her degree, Tara spent her next few years in Idaho managing an agriculture seed laboratory. Passionate about natural resources and eager to always live in Eastern Oregon, she ended up in La Grande as the Director of Tri-County CWMA. She fulfilled her long-time goal of moving to Wallowa County in 2014 and now runs TRP Creative Resources, her own natural resource service and creative design business. Growing up in an agricultural and rural community connects Tara with Wallowa County and it’s working landscapes. She loves to be active and in the outdoors, and to grow and create great food.