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Meet Our Team

Born in California, but raised in New Mexico, Tara always knew she wanted to chose a career helping others. This path led her to a career in Librarianship, where she gets to meet new and interesting people every day. Her love of dogs and the desire to do something for her community inspired her to start Comfy Carepacks. 

Tara Smith
Founder & Executive Director

Born and raised in Southern California, Deborah comes from a long line of educators and public servants. In 2014, she became a Librarian and that is where she met Tara. Knowing Tara has always dreamed about starting a nonprofit, Deborah was eager to help her friend as she is also the mother of three adorable cats. 

Deborah Takahashi
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
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