Former White Rock nurse Tara Rex with one of her iPad covers.

Former White Rock nurse’s new business goes Globe-al

Tara Rex's iPad covers to be part of 'swag bags' at Golden Globes next month.

The business of a former White Rock nurse who chose to pursue her passion for sewing in order to be home for her young sons is taking off.

Tara Rex said iPhone covers she designed have been chosen to grace swag bags that will be distributed at next year’s Golden Globe Awards, set for Jan. 15 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

She and approximately 30 others whose products were approved will be featured Jan. 13-14 at a luxury gift lounge hosted at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills.

“Just to be able to have that opportunity, it’s huge,” Rex said during a recent interview from Denver, Colo., where she has lived for the past two years.

“Very exciting.”

Rex was a nurse in White Rock for about 10 years before she was recruited nine years ago by the University of New Mexico Hospital to work in that facility’s emergency room. Citing gangs and violence, she described the move as “a big culture shock.”

After seven years, Rex moved to Denver, where she now works from home.

She said the Golden Globe news followed a Best New Product Award at the 2011 Moms in Business Unite Conference, held in Denver in September. Rex – who does business as taradara – won for her handmade iPad covers.

Rex counts contact by the B.C. Interior Science Innovation Council to consult on Mom-preneurship as another feather in her cap.

“It’s my passion. What better job than to do your passion?” she said.

 

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