Tara Davis resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, Pat, and their 5 year old Goldendoodle, Buster. Employed by Stryker Corporation as a medical sales representative, she spends her days focusing on providing cost savings and waste reduction solutions for hospitals throughout the region. Tara is a proud graduate of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University where her love for the City of Boston, particularly Marathon Monday, blossomed. To Tara, there is no greater event to be a part of which inspired her to one day participate. After being introduced, by a family member, to Boston Partners in Education, she realized the perfect organization to align with for 2017’s event. Tara has a passion for education and feels strongly that all children deserve an opportunity to compete on a level playing field affording them growth opportunities through high school and beyond. She’s thrilled to represent a charity responsible for positive impactful influence on the greater community. To support Tara, please visit her fundraising page.

ted-harrington-picTed Harrington is a lifelong entrepreneur now living in San Diego, CA. Growing up in Newton, MA, Ted has memories as far back as they go of The Boston Marathon, an event that has always inspired him, even before he even understood why. It is a life goal of Ted’s to run this race. Ted’s mother Judy Harrington has worked tirelessly for years in the development department for Boston Partners in Education, and through her, he has been exposed to the many great things the organization does. With Boston Partners’ 50th anniversary upon us, Ted knew exactly who he wanted to run this race for. Recognizing the many opportunities that education has created for himself, Ted is a passionate volunteer for the cause of education, serving special volunteer appointments at the University of Southern California, Georgetown University, and California State University San Marcos.

To understand what makes Ted tick, and why he wants to run this particular marathon, you need look no further than the immortal words of fellow Bostonian JFK about our mission to go to the moon: “We choose to … do … things not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.” To support Ted, please visit his fundraising page.

michelle-kay-cropMichelle Kay grew up in Reading, Massachusetts and currently resides in Boston’s North End. Michelle works in the Boston area as an occupational therapist for the older adult population in a skilled nursing facility. She is an alumni of Ithaca College, where she received both her undergraduate and post-graduate degrees.

As an area native and longtime runner, Michelle knows the immense pride the city has for the marathon tradition and it has always been a dream of hers to participate. Her passion for running began in high school when she joined the track team. She then decided she would someday run the Boston Marathon, and continued running ever since. She is extremely excited to have the opportunity to complete this goal on April 17, 2017 on behalf Boston Partners in Education. As a former elementary school teacher’s assistant, she has seen firsthand the impact that individualized attention can have on student growth and academic success, which is why she is so committed to supporting the work of Boston Partners. She hopes you will consider joining her in support of the organization so that they can serve more students throughout the city. To support Michelle, please visit her fundraising page.

For a further look at the 2017 Boston Partners in Education Marathon Team, visit the team fundraising page.