Tara Darby Rasheta, Instructor & Director of Program Development, Cotillion, A DotCom Magazine Exclusive Interview Being honored as Miss Alabama USA in 2004 was a personal highlight for Tara. That same year she won the hit show Fear Factor on NBC and appeared as a guest on Larry King Live to share her experiences. As a professional model, Tara’s first career consisted of serving fashion clients like Guess, Jessica Simpson and True Religion. Her broadcasting work allowed her to travel around the world as she hosted shows like the syndicated travel series’ Get Out and Crossing Country. In 2009, Tara co-founded Model Makers Group, a talent consulting company, and Market Models Group, a modeling agency, both of which are still operating today. In her current role as Director of Development for JDW Cotillions, Tara is working hard to make sure that more students around the country can benefit from social skills education. In addition, she is a certified instructor for JDW Cotillions. Tara resides in Dallas with her husband and two children. She enjoys volunteering through her daughters’ schools, is an active member of the Cancer Support Community of North Texas, and participates as a member of the Dallas United Pink Dragon Boat Team. She also founded a non-profit to serve women affected by breast cancer, A Model Patient. JDW Social Education Programs® was established in 1949. For over 65 years the Company has maintained one objective – to continually improve and update the social skills education for our student population. Our Company believes that social skills represent an essential part of an individual’s education and play an integral role in establishing and nurturing relationships — which is the foundation for achieving success. Understanding, applying, and appreciating the significance of social skills opens up doors of opportunity and will position any one, at any age, from a point of strength. Today educators and social scientists agree that having social intelligence fosters the ability to manage emotions, make good decisions, have a positive influence on others, and handle interpersonal situations constructively and effectively. Our Company is proud that we challenge ourselves and make ourselves accountable by having every participant evaluate our education. Our survey results reflect an outstanding record of performance at every age level of our education – from children through business professionals. JDW Social Education Programs® is a Colorado corporation based in Denver, Colorado, with remote offices in Houston, Texas and Delray Beach, Florida. The Company employs seven full-time instructors who organize and teach programs to over 9,000 students on an annual basis.