Hello! My name is Tara and I am married to Dan Kuckel who is a Navy MS3. I am from Jacksonville, Florida which is where Dan and I met. Dan was a prior Naval Flight officer for eight years before coming to USU. He was in flight school and I was in radiology school when we first met in 2003. We were married in 2004 and now have two amazing children. Daniel is five and will be starting kindergarten this fall. Anna is almost 8 months and is constantly trying to keep up with her big brother.
I am lucky enough that my job allows me to work part time. I work in the Cardiac Catheterization lab at Shady Grove Hospital. I really enjoy working and love that I’m able to stay home every other day. It is the perfect balance for me.
We have enjoyed being a navy family for almost 11 years. I have enjoyed meeting other spouses and have made some very close friends over the years. We have moved three times in our 8 years of marriage. We have lived in Florida and North Carolina. We really like the DC area and all the culture and history it has to offer.
As for hobbies, I enjoy reading, baking, swimming and just got back into jogging. I am hoping to meet more spouses during our last year at USU and I look forward to attending more spouse’s club activities.