40 Under 40, Class of 2015

Tara Dudley


Plant Life Designs, Windsor Heights, Iowa

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Started a landscape design/installation business from the ground up, creating jobs and providing services to people to improve their quality of life. Volunteers as a design contributor along with other talented individuals at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens.


Secret Talent: Don’t challenge Tara to a game of pingpong — she’s an ace.

Fun Facts

Break Out the Popcorn: Tara’s a big fan of Wes Anderson’s films because of the director’s attention to detail and artistic style.

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