Tara Fowler, CFP®, CRPC ®, CDFA ™ is an Assistant Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch in San Mateo. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Tara served as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley and for the eighteen years previous, she was a successful small business owner. Tara was named the 2014 Business Woman of the Year by the Redwood City San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce. Tara sits on the board of the Sequoia Awards, the Kainos Home and Training Center Auxiliary Board, and is a member of the Redwood City San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce. A resident of San Carlos, Tara and both of her daughters were born at Sequoia Hospital.