Taryn moved to the Wood River Valley in the late 70’s. In 1998 when she had her son, she knew that she wanted Miles to attend the Pioneer Montessori School. In 2003, she contacted Tom Downey the Head of School and talked about job opportunities. With changes happening, Tom leaving for one year of Montessori Training and a Head of School search still ongoing, she was hired as the Business Manager. Since then her employment and the Montessori education Miles received has been the greatest and most influential transformation for her and her family.