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Hi, my name is Tara Verdia. I came here for a job transfer, and I was looking for a place that was going to be great to raise my four kids. Some place smaller because I came from Miami, Florida which was really huge. I was looking for a city that had that friendliness and hometown feel. I travel to a lot of different places for work, and no matter what, I’m always drawn back to Dubuque.

I would describe myself as someone who’s really passionate. I’m very passionate about volunteering and helping others. I’ve had a lot of trauma in my past and it allows me to heal myself through helping others overcome some of the things they need to overcome in life and rise above their challenges.