Tara O’Toole-Conn was a social sciences and art major at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Florida International University. She began her career as a legal assistant with several prestigious Pittsburgh- and Philadelphia-based law firms. She is a former painter, ceramist, and sculptor. She takes pleasure in many music genres, theater, reading, and journaling. She has an ongoing passion for human and spiritual development; she is an Usui Reiki Master and a Pilates enthusiast.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tara now resides in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the widow and former caregiver for her beloved husband, Peter D. Conn. Although she had no former expertise in caregiving or the field of spiritual communications, it was the human, compromised suffering her husband remained in for years preceding his transition that brought her to the pages of Our Grand Journey of Self-Exploration. Her immense gratitude goes to Peter for their spiritual and human experiences of the past decade as they journeyed a life through illness.