Spotlight Series: Meet Director of People and Culture Tara Daniski

Meet our Director of People and Culture, Tara Daniski!

What is your role at Warners’ Stellian?
Director of People and Culture.

Tell us more about your role.
My title really does explain my primary focus: our people and culture. Together with Jill and Sara (HR Team Members), we will be focused on the associate experience, engagement, recognition, performance management, and tools and training for managers. The other focus of my role is our culture.

What do people love about working here, what are we doing well that we want to continue to
foster, and where could we improve?

Our goal is to honor the traditions and history that make Warners’ Stellian special and help us take our employee experience and organization to the next level. We’re working on recruiting strategies (including hiring and onboarding a new Talent Acquisition Specialist), career pathing, diversity, equity and inclusion, and tools and resources for associates and managers.

What do you like most about your job?
The people; everyone I have met has been so welcoming. I will be out visiting the locations over the next two months and look forward to meeting as many associates as I can.

Tell us about your family.
My husband Joe and I have two kids. Claire is in 6th grade and Alex is in 2nd grade. We also have a dog named Teddy.

What do you like to do on your days off?
We spend a lot of time on the weekends at our kids’ sporting events. We also took up snowboarding as a family a few years ago, which has made winters much more bearable. I can say with confidence I am the least skilled and most timid of the whole family, but still enjoy it!

What three words would you use to describe Warners’ Stellian?
Family, Dedication, and customer-focus.

What’s your favorite appliance?
My induction stove top. I love that it really does boil water in under a minute, and it’s cool right after the pot comes off.

Tell us something about you that would surprise us or that most people don’t know.
I grew up in a small farming community in eastern South Dakota. We lived out in the country and when I was six, I had a pet pig named Porky! I still have a soft spot for pigs.

What is the one thing you cannot live without?

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

What is your favorite thing to do?
I love being outside with my family, whether that’s in our backyard, camping, or vacation at a beach, mountain, or National Park.

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