Tara Jensen joined the Wild Rice Watershed District in November 2013. She is responsible for bookkeeping, preparing financial documents for the Board of Directors, assembling Board information, and taking notes at board meetings.
A native of Borup, Minnesota, Tara graduated from Ada-Borup High School and held various secretarial jobs before furthering her education. She obtained an associate’s degree in accounting from Rasmussen College. In addition to her love of numbers, returning to school reinstated Tara's passion for writing. She enjoys being able to utilize her writing abilities in her role with the WRWD.
When she is not working for the WRWD, Tara enjoys her part-time positions as parish secretary for her church and occasionally assisting with her family's farming operation. She also volunteers for various community organizations.
Tara and her husband Brad have two small children, Jack and Kysa. They reside in rural Clay County, less than five miles from the family farm where Tara grew up. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, crocheting, and writing about the almost always comical adventures of raising young children.