Tara was born and raised in Long Island, New York and attended high school and college in Boca Raton, Florida. She spent several years working in the social work, retail, and hospitality industries before leaving South Florida and the social work field. Tara moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where she began her career in sales and marketing.
She quickly moved up through the ranks into a management role, based solely on her performance and merit. She took that knowledge and experience and used it to open Polaris Development in 2010. Tara believes it is a combination of her strong work ethic, competitive nature, and determination that has lead to her professional growth. Her advancement has helped expand the organization into markets in Minnesota, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and recently back to South Florida. Tara attributes the success of the organization to the amazing team of people who work tirelessly to help achieve the companies goals and vision. She is so thrilled to work with such caring people who have enormous personal and professional goals of their own and she truly believes that the best part of her professional career has been helping others realize their true potential.
Sam was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From a young age he was passionate about soccer, and coached youth soccer while playing for Forest Hills Northern High School. After working with youth soccer camps, he became the head coach at Forest Hills while attending college. He earned two degrees, a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. Sam used his strong leadership skills built as a coach to bring success to a sales career. As Manager of the MI market, Sam helped open three more markets for our clients. His focus is on managing a results driven team and providing professional development support for all of his people. He has recently expanded into Minnesota to help cover the five state region including North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Sams love and passion for his four children are the driving force for his continued success. His tenacity and intensity in business comes from his ultimate desire to take care of his family and be the best husband and father he can be.
Eric was born in the town of Jeffersonville, IN where he grew up as a Boy Scout and leader in the community. He was awarded Eagle Scout in the same year as he graduated from Jeffersonville High School with honors. He went on to attend college at Ball State attaining a degree in Architecture. After working in the field, Eric decided he wanted a career with more opportunity for growth and advancement based on performance. He was offered a position with Polaris Development in Kentucky where he quickly stood out as a top performer and was chosen to be a part of the select expansion team to come to Pennsylvania and Florida.
Since that time, Eric has had amazing opportunities to travel to places like Cancun, Chicago, Orlando, Miami, New York, and Nashville on behalf of the company. He is looking forward to his transition from Assistant Manager to his promotion into an Executive Director role in the next few months. His passion for his people and the growth of the organization are second to none. On the side, Eric is developing plans for schools where children will be trained in entrepreneurship starting at a grade school level through college. He has taken so much from his training and development here with Polaris and has said that it has helped him “develop my vision to empower the youth of America.”
Natasha spent the majority of her life in State College, Pennsylvania but she still likes to mention the fact that she was born in San Diego. She graduated from Penn State with a major in Business Management and minors in Mandarin and International Business. After studying abroad in Shanghai for a semester, she returned and discovered her passion for marketing and public relations. Natasha shares the company’s passion for going international and helps with the growth of the organization remotely.