Father and Daughter Team = Success – Neal and Tara Johnson

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Working with staff is not easy. Add into that the long time relationship of a closely knit family who knows how to push each other’s buttons and it could end up being a disaster. Or not.

Can a father and daughter work together and perform as a team without drama? When the team is Neal and Tara Johnson the answer is yes.

During this episode Neal and Tara share honest and thoughtful answers on why they started working together, how they handle conflict, how Neal has learned how to push Tara out of her comfort zone and why Tara embraces it now.

We also discuss how they handle being in the mortgage business during an unprecedented market and how they both balance work and play.

Neal Johnson has over 40 years of Financial Services Experience and 20 years specializing in Mortgage Lending. He has the expertise to work with clients to find the right mortgage to fit their individual needs.

Neal has lived in his community for over 50 years. During his professional career, he has served in many Leadership roles including the Economic Development Commission, Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, and AMIKids Space Coast. He is also a member of the Civilian Military Community Relations Council and was the 2018 Member of the Year. Neal spends his free time with his wife Terri, and their standard poodle Cody, taking their RV on trips all over Florida.


Tara Johnson was born and raised in Melbourne Florida and has been in retail banking for 10 years, and Mortgage banking for 4 years. During her professional career, she has honed in her leadership skills, following after her Father’s footsteps in the community. She is the Past Chair for the Melbourne Regional Chamber ENGAGE Young Professionals, and current Chair for the Chamber Ambassadors, as well as on the Board of Directors for the Melbourne Regional Chamber, and LovingNeighbor, a local non-profit. She was recognized as the ENGAGE Young Professional of the year for 2019, Women of Excellence nominee for 2020, as well as 2019 SpaceCoast Business Under 40 winner in the Finance category. When she isn’t spending time at the Disney Parks, she spends her time going on adventures with her close friends, family and boyfriend. Her pride and joy is her Husky Pit mix, Cesar.

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