Meet OceanFirst’s WaveMaker of the Month – Tara Schoenbereg

April 1, 2024

We’re pleased to highlight our OceanFirst Bank colleagues who are making a difference with the Foundation’s nonprofit partners – we call them the “WaveMakers” and they’re extraordinary leaders and volunteers.

How long have you been a member of the OceanFirst Bank team? What role do you play on the Bank Team?

15 years, Digital Banking – Online Banking Supervisor.

What has been your favorite volunteer activity – and why?  

My Favorite Volunteer activity I have participated in so far is the Gift Wrapping. I loved seeing all the gifts that were donated and knew the kids were going to be so excited to open them on Christmas morning.

What has volunteering taught you? 

Volunteering has taught me to never take anything for granted and how important community is.

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Easy! Filet mignon – Medium rare with a side of mashed potatoes and Caesar salad.

How would you spend a million dollars? 

Put an addition on our house, make sure all my parents debt was paid off and invest in my child’s future.

If you had one day left to live, how would you spend it? 

With family.

What was the last book you read? 

The Coworker by Freida McFadden.

Are you a traveler or a homebody? 

Homebody for sure.

Are you a morning person or a night owl? 

Morning person.


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