Born and raised in Southern Oregon, Stacy Fields is a Strong Start graduate! She is married to Rob, and they have two boys. Richmond, their youngest, experiences autism. Stacy has worked as Secretary for Hadley Roofing. She has also been an instructor at the YMCA for more than 20 years.
“I love working with my hands, refinishing furniture, gardening, entertaining, dancing and making people laugh. A deep appreciation for community is what has drawn me to this position. I believe we are all better together, and I look forward to cultivating relationships with individuals who experience disabilities, their families, and the community as a whole.”
Originally from Missouri, Tara is new to Southern Oregon. She is married to Eric and they have three daughters. Their middle child, Olivia, experiences Down syndrome.
Tara worked as a video producer for nearly 18 years before deciding to work toward a Master’s Degree in the field of Cross-Categorical Special Education. Advocacy is her passion; she has traveled to Washington D.C. with the National Down Syndrome Society to advocate for legislative priorities for individuals who experience disabilities.
Tara believes that “a supportive community and network is crucial for security and success – not only for the individual experiencing disability, but also for that individual’s family.” Tara looks forward to assisting families and individuals in any way possible!