Lara is originally from New York City, New York where her love of volleyball began in high school playing varsity all 4 years as an outside hitter. She went to Boston University and played for their club team as an outside hitter and middle hitter. She earned her Masters in physical therapy and moved to Tampa, Florida. Once in Florida she discovered beach volleyball and competed in multiple doubles tournaments over the years. She went back and earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Temple University and works with predominately brain injury and stroke clients. Coached RADD fall ball last season and assisted with the developmental program. Her passion is her daughters and teaching the the game of volleyball.