Meet our CU Team!

We can't wait for you to experience CU!


Tara Richardson Lead Project Developer

Tara has been a judge at various district, state, and international conferences for DECA and FBLA since 1997. She is a former Marketing & Business Teacher and DECA Advisor. She started the business Custom Resources in 1997 to provide innovative and time-saving resources to marketing educators and is thrilled to now be the provider of CU.

"I love education and I love seeing students get it!"



Heather Davis Director of Sales

Heather has been with Custom Resources since 2000. She is a past DECA President and 2nd place winner at ICDC with her Public Relations project, "Giving Back is Where It's At." She has many years serving as a DECA and FBLA judge at various levels. She initiated the fundraising division at Custom Resources and has assisted DECA, FBLA, Skills USA, FCCLA, and FFA groups from coast to coast.


Micah Melling

Micah has been involved in the development of CU since 2009. He began working with Custom Resources while he was a very active high school DECA member. He has been instrumental in the research and design of several components of CU. Micah is a full-time college student but manages to work part-time on CU during the school year, and has been an integral part of the full-time development efforts of Custom Resources during summer breaks. Micah is a content creator and software manager. He also assists with marketing and customer support.

Brittany Hurt

Brittany has been a member of the CU Team since 2013. As an active DECA member in high school, she earned a perfect score at district and a first place standing at state in DECA's Advertising Campaign Event, making her the perfect candidate for the CU team! She has been an integral part of the interactive module development for CU. Brittany is  graduate of MU with a degree in marketing.


Amy DeHart

Amy has been part of the CU team since early 2013 while she was a very active member and competitor in her high school DECA chapter. Amy received 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at several stages of competition in role playing events! She works as a content developer, researcher, and editor for CU.  She has recently worked to develop and create many of CU's design work and graphics. She also assists Heather with the fundraising side of Custom Resources and helps out with other general office tasks.  Amy is a full-time college student majoring in graphics design. 


Lauren Plumlee

Lauren has been a member of the CU team since 2013. Lauren was actively involved in her local FBLA chapter throughout high school. She competed at the district, state and national level, and even placed in the top 10 at FBLA Nationals in her event, "Digital Design & Promotion". Lauren works as a content developer, researcher, and editor on the CU site, and has helped design CU's graphics. Lauren is currently a full-time college student majoring in Business Communications.