Tarina 2 MBTarina Burgess joined the Edwards Group team as the Client Coordinator in August 2013. Before that, Tarina and her husband were clients with Edwards Group. From the beginning, she loved the family atmosphere of the firm. She says because she was a client first, she understands firsthand how nervous clients can be when they come in, so she loves being able to help walk them through the process, know what to expect, and reassure them that they will be well taken care of.

Born in Minnesota, Tarina attended school during the year in Oswego, Illinois. During the summers, her family would go back to Warroad, Minnesota, where she would enjoy the great outdoors while her parents helped her grandmother run the restaurant and resort that she owned. Of her time in Minnesota, Tarina says, “It was a great way to grow up. I was a River Rat.” She moved to the Springfield area in 1999.

Her favorite thing about the unique process Edwards Group offers clients is the follow up and continual updates provided by the Dynasty Membership. “It makes plans work,” she says of Edwards Group’s one-of-a-kind process. And the staff gets to know clients really well. “It is so rewarding and satisfying to know that we are helping bring peace of mind to families.”

Outside of her time spent at Edwards Group, Tarina enjoys spending time with her husband, Trent, 3-year-old son, Easton, and her Boston Terrier named Corky. She used to enjoy golf in her free time, but nowadays spends her free moments playing trains, cars, counting games and writing in shaving cream. Easton already has a set of real golf clubs, though, so she looks forward to the day when they can play golf together. Secretly, Tarina has always wanted to be a country music singer, though she claims she can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

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