Tara Canales

Administrative Support Specialist

Tara Canales builds her career on the foundation of serving others. Whether it was in hospitality, sales, and now recruiting, she has always done it with a trusting smile and sincere dedication. 

Tara was born in Southern California and moved around a bit before her family settled in Fredericksburg. She spent most of her high school years at Massaponax High School and then moved to Savannah, GA for her senior year. After graduation she entered the hospitality industry as a server and bartender. Over the next 10 years, she juggled becoming a new mom, working full time in hospitality, and moving cross country. 

Despite her loyalty to the hospitality industry, Tara changed careers when she joined Cellular Sales – Verizon in Georgia. She credits Cellular Sales for keeping her in Georgia and giving her the training, tools, and skills to step outside her comfort zone. She missed being closer to family so in 2021 she moved back to Fredericksburg. She considered transferring with Cellular Sales to the Northern Virginia office, but because of the long commute she sought other opportunities. Luckily for Matern Staffing, Tara joined our team in January 2022 warmly welcoming clients and job seekers and a willingness to step in as needed!