Tahlia grew up in Gainesville, Florida and attended the University of Florida. She graduated with a BS in Agricultural Communication and Leadership Development in 2014. She was heavily involved in several animal science organizations during her undergraduate studies, including Intercollegiate Meat Judging, Meat Animal Evaluation, Gator Collegiate Cattlewomen and Block and Bridle. As a graduate student, Tahlia worked as Editor of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumni publication and graduated in December 2015 with an MS in Agricultural Communication and specialization in Teaching & Learning in Ag and Natural Resources. After moving to Amarillo, Tahlia joined Amarillo Brokerage in July 2016.