Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Tarryn graduated from Ball State University in 2014 majoring in journalism, with a graphics concentration and a double minor of graphic arts technology and digital publishing. She interned at Indianapolis Monthly during her college career, and later did a post-graduation internship at Louisville Magazine. After graduation Tarryn relocated to Chicago and worked for the regional design center, Lee Enterprises as a page designer for three newspapers in Montana.
With a strong desire to get back in magazine design, Tarryn moved to Peoria to join the CIBP team in August 2015. Her interests outside of work include binge-watching Netflix and DIY home décor projects.