We first met Tierra in 2016 when she began her journey as an IARC Surrogate. She has now worked with IARC since the beginning of 2019 as a Program Coordinator. Tierra is compassionate, kind, and will always go above and beyond to make someone’s day. She is passionate about surrogacy and her heart is in everything she does.

Have a coworker describe you.

Program Coordinator Heidi had this to say about Tierra:

Tierra is a sweet, thoughtful and optimistic woman. She always shows a sincere interest in all of her clients, whether it’s going out to coffee with a surrogate or assisting her IPs with their baby shopping list. She’s a fantastic team player and is always lending support when needed. Tierra has a harmonious quality about her that easily captures anyone’s heart and friendship. She also has a sense of humor and laughter that is extremely contagious!  Simply said, Tierra is compassionate, loving and just cheerful!

What is the best part about your job or why you love working for IARC?

I love working for IARC because each day I am able to connect surrogates and intended parents by guiding them through their journey together. It is so rewarding and fulfilling. I get to witness dreams come true, whether it be a surrogate giving the ultimate gift or intended parents meeting their baby for the first time. Each and every day my heart is over-flowing with love. This is not just a job to me but a passion.

Share a fun fact about yourself.

I am a mom to twin girls and was a previous IARC surrogate. In addition, I am engaged and planning to get married in Oct. 2021, we just rescheduled due to COVID-19. I am a firm believer that life has a way of surprising you in the best ways.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

I would go to Hawaii.  Sandy beaches, waterfalls, clear blue water, & tropical drinks; It sounds like heaven.

Who or what inspires you?

All of my clients inspire me each and every day. They are so strong and resilient. By chasing their dreams and taking action, they are proof that if you dream big you can achieve anything. It is an honor to work with them. They motivate me every day to be better.

When not in the office, you can find me…………….

With my family. We love going to the beach in the summer. We are usually swimming, fishing, and building sandcastles.  In the winter, we love to go sledding and drinking hot cocoa.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was younger, I was convinced I was going to be a marine biologist. I had bookshelf full of books about whales, dolphins, fish, and marine life. I even wrote a letter to Sea World and received information about their aquatic trainers and biologists. To this day, I am still in AWE of the world’s aquatic life. If I could live on the beach – I would.