Program Development Coordinator
Direct: (863) 874-5684
Taryn Garland joined USA Water Ski in September 2013 as the organization’s Program Development Coordinator. Taryn is responsible for the creation and administration of introductory and developmental programs for USA Water Ski sport disciplines and affiliated clubs. Taryn works in collaboration with USA Water Ski’s Director of Competition & Events and with the Director of Marketing & Partnerships, and serves as the primary liaison for the National Show Ski Association, as well as the National Water Ski Racing Association and the United States Hydrofoil Association.
Taryn is from Madison, Wis., and is an 11-year veteran of the Mad-City Ski Team. Taryn attended the University of Wisconsin and was a singer/dancing in the Wisconsin Singers – UW’s premier professional entertainment company. Taryn also lived in Madrid, Spain, for a year studying Spanish language and literature. Upon graduating from UW, she moved to central Florida where she served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for two years and later became a high school Math and Spanish teacher. Through her experience in program development, education and over a decade in the show skiing world, she is committed to growing the education and developmental programs of USA Water Ski.
Taryn has a passion for all things creative – music, theater, art – and has a love for new experiences and travel. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, going to concerts, and anything creative and artistic!