Rising Stars: Meet Tarrah Butorovich Plascencia

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The following article was published by VoyageLA on June 9th, 2021:

Tarrah Plascencia of The Wild Goose Vintage and Thrift

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tarrah Butorovich Plascencia.

Hi Tarrah, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I am a wife, mom of two, and advocate for our senior community. Like for many of us 2020 was a hard year and I had come to a point in my life where I was willing to get out of my comfort zone and be of service. I had just lost my father to diabetes complications and I was ready to surrender. At this time me and two of my friends had started a quarantine book club and the first book we read together was “Wild Goose Chase” by Mark Batterson. The book perfectly aligned with my current journey in life and had a lasting impact. As Mark Batterson States, ” We need to quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death”.

Opening The Wild Goose Vintage & Thrift Store was me getting out of my comfort zone. One evening I attended a family yoga and I saw an empty building next door with so much character and I was inspired. I wanted to create a space where the community felt welcomed and where you could shop thrifty, sustainable and support our local seniors. For me, seniors have always had a special place in my heart. In 2014 I graduated from MSMU with a degree in Gerontology. After Caring for my father and seeing firsthand the importance of socialization, education and the lack of resources, I knew something had to be done.

It’s been an amazing journey opening The Wild Goose Vintage & Thrift Store. The love and support from our community has been astonishing.

Read the full article at VoyageLA.