Tara Diller, is a self-described "data junkie" and a fierce animal advocate. She has a strong passion for changing the face of municipal shelters and is committed to doing that right here in Ventura County. She recently relocated to Southern California from Sacramento where she was born and raised and was the Division Manager for Sacramento County Animal Care. Tara is a board member for California Animal Control Directors Association (CACDA) and has also worked as a Best Practice Consultant for Animal Shelters recommending best practices to help save lives, enrich the lives of animals in the shelters, improve employee morale, emphasize on officer safety, implement innovative programs to reduce animal intake and focus on improving community relations. Tara firmly believes in innovative sheltering practices such as Community Cats, also known as Trap Neuter Return (TNR), shelter playgroups, pit bull education, shelter enrichments, bringing the shelter to the community, transparency and creating unlikely community partnerships. She is a proud mom to a student at UC Davis studying to be a Clinical Psychologist and is a Student Assistant at the UC Davis MIND institute to studying Autism. Tara has 2 Chihuahua’s, a Pit Bull mix and a diabetic cat. Her husband and daughter are her biggest supporters and share her passion of saving lives. During her free time, Tara enjoys studying industry best practices, reading good books and spending time with her husband and dogs.