Tara Hess Resume

Tara M. Hess

3317 Sweet Clover Lane, Lexington, KY 40509   *   (859) 699-8035   *  tmhess24@gmail.com



To secure a career opportunity where hard work ethic, attention to detail and business ownership skills to make significant contributions to a business that supports local community.




  • Microsoft Office

  • Management

  • Payroll

  • Event Planning

  • Bookkeeping

  • MailChimp

  • Survey Monkey

  • Active Campaign

  • Quicken



Professional Experience    


Flourish LLC

Founder and Owner, September 2014 – January 2017

Opened and operated a female only fitness community.  Created a business plan, formulated branding, established an employee handbook, and arranged financing. Served all roles of managing a business including; bookkeeping, payroll, sales, marketing, social media networking, and staff management/support.  Created short and long terms goals and a vision for the direction of the company while keeping customer satisfaction a priority.

  • Created, from the ground up, Lexington’s only full service all female gym with 125 members and which was profitable within the first 16 months.

  • Designed website with SEO yielding over 350 prospects.


Shapes Fitness for Women

Fitness Director, May 2008- April 2012

Formulated new and unique fitness classes as well as planned the schedule to best suit the needs of our ideal client. Trained and led a team of four personal trainers, as well as over ten group fitness instructors. Assisted in payroll for department as well as different incentives for the trainers and continuing education. Marketed and organized special events.


Ashland Inc 

Systems Analyst, January 1999 – November 2006 

Assisted in the Y2K project to ensure all programs and reports continued to work when the year changed to 2000. Then went on to support the accounting systems in SAP as well as work with the SAP Business Warehouse which produced reports for the financial team.



BBA, Computer Information Systems
Eastern Kentucky University, December 1999


Professional Affiliations and Certifications

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)- Personal Trainer Certification

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) - Primary Group Certification

American Red Cross - CPR/First Aid Certified 


  • ID#: 142329
  • Location: Lexington, KY , 40509

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