Zinzow Law
Tara Zinzow

Tara Zinzow

Chief Financial Officer

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tara L. Zinzow serves as Zinzow Law’s Chief Financial Officer.  Tara is one part executive, one part entrepreneur, two parts student of life, one part perspicacious, and three parts traditional country girl.  Well there is one thing that’s for sure: Tara has never been accused of being ordinary.  She has a unique mind that thinks and sees the world as she likes to put it, “so far outside the quadrilateral parallelogram that she can barely see its shadow.”  Tara has held professional roles in areas such an Executive Administrator, Education Director, Grant Writer, Business Owner, Project Manager, Consultant, Human Resource Manager, Conflict Mediator and Paralegal.  Combining her unique outlook on life, with her diverse professional background, Tara creates uncommon solutions in her role as CFO.  Tara was raised in the countryside of upstate New York with strong traditional values that focus on the importance of family, God and country.  Her father, a military veteran, imparted Patriotism; her mother, the importance of family.  She grew up surrounded by agriculture, where growing and preserving the food you consumed was a normal way of life.  She has an appreciation for the simpler things and follows a strong set of values and beliefs.  Her business acumen and multitude of experience makes her the perfect signal caller for our growth and advancement.

Education

Ph.D., Northeastern University (uncompleted)

Educational Administration with focus on Traditional Education Alternatives and the Business behind Academia.

M.Ed., 2010, Educational Leadership, George Washington University

Concentrations in Administration, Curriculum Development, Special Education and Counseling.

B.S., 2007, School of Social Sciences, Florida State University

Majors: Sociology and Economics, Minors: Urban and Regional Planning and Geography

Project Management Graduate Certificate, 2006, Boston University

Project Management Professional

1996-2000, Legal Studies, Russell Sage College

Pre-Law, Major: Legal Studies, Minor: Accounting

Professional Affiliations

  • National Federation of Paralegal Association (1999-2004)
  • Articles Writer and Instructor NFPA (1999-2004)
  • U.S. Green Building Coalition (2005-2008)
  • National Association of Professional Women (2007-2016)
  • Working Women of Tampa Bay
  • Working Women of Florida

Community Involvement

  • Executive Director & Board Member, Zinzow Law Foundation July 2016-Present
  • Executive Director & Founder, Operation American Patriot August 2006-September 2015
  • University of Florida University Partnership (Curriculum Developer)
  • University of Florida, IFAS Extension
  • Fundraising Coordinator for Greater Pinellas Young Republicans
  • Fundraising Coordinator for St. Petersburg Young Republicans
  • Organizer of fundraising events for county and state candidates
  • Assist Maritime Law Society with Beach rejuvenation and maintenance projects
  • 4-H of Seminole Program Developer
  • 4-H Advisory Committee
  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
  • Special Olympics Volunteer
  • Susan Komen Breast Cancer—“Race for the Cure”, Race Day Coordinator
  • Volunteer American Heart Association, First Aid Instructor
  • Volunteer American Red Cross
  • Volunteer Westlake Christian School, website design and copywriter.
  • Private Academic Grant Writer (Various non-profit organizations and individuals)
  • Volunteer Town Park Land Development—Assist with developing new park trail system and picnic areas.
  • Volunteer Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Volunteer Catholic Charities Soup Kitchen
  • Creative Clay Volunteer and Fundraising coordinator
  • Volunteer Albany Stratton VA Medical Center