Class of 1993
Tarah is a graduate of the nursing program at SUNY Adirondack and has worked as an RN at the Glens Falls Hospital for the past 10 years, the last six of which have been in The Snuggery. She loves the versatility of nursing and said she has never wanted to work anywhere else.
"We (Glens Falls Hospital) are a major hospital that gets cases from all over the area. I love the family feeling here – we get a chance to connect with our patients and they stay in touch by sending cards and pictures of their families."
When Tarah first left high school, she headed to Western New England College for pharmacology, but after three years realized that it wasn't the right career choice and that city life was much too impersonal for her. She decided to come back to Queensbury and pursue a nursing degree.
"Nursing was definitely the right choice for me, and so was coming home. In high school I thought this town was too small and living somewhere else would be exciting, but once I was gone I realized just how much this area has to offer. We have the Adirondacks, Lake George, Saratoga, hiking, kayaking and so much more. Who wouldn't want to live here?"
Asked about her educational experiences at Queensbury, Tarah recalls how much she loved her teachers. "I had great teachers throughout school. In fifth grade I had Mr. M. O'Neill – he had a great teaching style and kept learning fun and interesting. Every time I hear the word loquacious I think of him and the vocabulary games we played."
Tarah said that her education at Queensbury definitely influenced her life, from her career choice to her other passion – photography. A photography class she took in high school led to a few more in college and today she runs Capture This Moment Photography in her spare time.
A new homeowner, Tarah is a resident of Queensbury.