Our Team

Tara Owens Ms. Owens has been an entrepreneur since first graduating from Washington University in St. Louis. She founded her own English speaking school in Japan for grades K-adult which grew to 4 stand alone schools and 7 satellite locations, educating more than 1,000 students at its peak.  Her responsibilities included business operations, creating a core curriculum and training program, and spearheading marketing and development. Her subsequent consulting career took her to China to help establish an English speaking school and back to the US where she has had several successful entrepreneurial efforts. She was a co-founder of an online flame resistant clothing company which catered to the high-growth natural gas industry. Her responsibilities included website development, analytics, and marketing. 

Margaret Ruschmann Ms. Ruschmann has worked on Wall Street as an analyst and portfolio manager covering a wide variety of industries from Capital Goods and Basic Materials to Media and Telecommunications. She has extensive experience modeling and forecasting company financials, writing in depth company analysis, and speaking with company managements and institutional clients. She launched her own consulting firm to bring her experience to the start-up and small-medium business arena in 2014 which subsequently merged into StarGet.    


Cathy Darlington Ms. Darlington is an accomplished artist, professor, mom & friend.  Her career has traversed creating art, inspiring art & other artists, and instructing in art. Her mixed-media art takes inspiration from people’s stories and experiences to create meaningful jewelry and graphic designs that are both striking and a unique extension of each client’s life story.  CatherineDarlingtonDesigns.com

Sephanie LantzMs. Lantz is an expert in brand development and both traditional and digital advertising. She specializes in growth franchises, coops and national non-profits. lantzconsulting.com