Tara Makey is the bestselling author of Cured by Nature, a soul singer and global motivational speaker. She is the Founder and CEO of The Organic Life, recognized as one of the Healthiest Companies of the YearTara has been honored as Woman of the Year and inspires people to make bold and brave moves, take actions to live their dreams and create lives they only once imagined.

Tara was born and raised in New York City. She studied biology and worked at Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC before moving to California in 2011 to pursue her passions in health, acting and music. Since then she has worked alongside celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Arctic Monkeys, Tyga, Demi Lovato, Snoop Dogg, Jessie J, Lea Michele as well as many health and wellness campaigns as a featured model and spokeswoman. You can catch Tara in the 2015 comedy Ted 2, directed by Seth MacFarlane. She headlined at The House of Blues and wrote, produced and directed music videos for her singles “Visual Exchange” and “Strange Fruit.”

Tara began her blog, The Organic Life, in 2012 to share her wellness journey. Tara’s bohemian spirit, talent and drive has generated an engaged and inspired following.

Mackey landed a book deal through The Organic Life blog, and her first book, Cured by Nature, became an instant #1 bestseller.  The work details Tara’s journey coming off of over a dozen pharmaceuticals and reclaiming her life, health and wellness. She is currently writing her second book.

Tara is also an expert voice for many brands, magazines, TV shows, news, radio shows and media outlets worldwide. Tara’s work, journey and life has been featured by Teen Vogue, Glamour Magazine, Yoga Digest, PIX 11 news, The CW, San Diego Living, Essence Magazine, Travel + Leisure Magazine, Well + Good, Livestrong, Wanderlust, Coco Eco Magazine, Brides Magazine, Mind Body GreenMaurices Department Store, Lucky MagazineBella Magazine, Thoughtfully Magazine, EcoSalon, ELuxe Magazine, W Magazine and many more. Tara’s a regular contributor to Mind Body Green, Livestrong, Locale Magazine & Yoga Digest. She has created award winning comprehensive fitness plans.

Tara loves cooking, hiking, swimming, yoga, flower crowns, old books and good causes.  She practices Kriya Yoga and is an active member of the Self Realization Fellowship.

You can catch her on the beaches of Southern California with her rescued pooches Raelie and Ruca, musing about organic dairy free pizza.