Board of Directors
Tara Ernst, President of Calgary Beyond The Blue, joined the ‘thin blue line family’ in 2008. Tara and her husband, Graham, benefitted from pre-marriage counseling offered through the Calgary Police Service Chaplains and says it was then that they committed to making it through this police life, thriving together. Tara recognized that the success of their marriage, through the challenges of policing, was going to be largely determined by their attitude, and ensuring they had the tools and knowledge to navigate this unique lifestyle. Tara homeschools their 3 beautiful children from their Calgary home. Tara was an integral part of the team who founded Calgary Beyond The Blue in 2014, recognizing the need for shared connection, resources for police families and a way to bridge the gap that is between our officers and their families. Tara is passionate about her work with BTB, leading its peer support team and a police spouse bible study group. Tara said, “It is my hope that no spouse feels alone in this journey and to know they are part of a bigger, greater family.”
Taryn has been part of the policing family since November of 2019, joining the board as a Director in November 2020. In her work-life Taryn is an academic support specialist. After hours Taryn enjoys practicing yoga and spending time with her hubby and very active dog. With a flair for the arts Taryn has worked at Walt Disney World in the EPCOP Canadian Pavilian. A true Disney enthusiast, you can ask her any question to see if you can stump her!