Parkland residents for more than a decade, Jared and Tracey are the proud parents of son, Noah, 10, and the family‘s happy Goldendoodle, Buster.
Noah is very active in Parkland sports and plays left attack on the Stealth Travel Lacrosse team. He also enjoys competing in flag football, basketball, baseball and tennis. Since he was 4 years old, Dad has coached many of his son’s teams including football, soccer and baseball.
In the 5th grade at Heron Heights Elementary, Noah’s favorite subject is Math. He also enjoys participating as a member of the Hawks’ debate team. Whenever there is a competition, Noah and his teammates can count on Mom going over the top to help them! Tracey is regularly an active volunteer at Noah’s school, and also enjoys doing Meet the Masters.
Jared is the dynamic CEO of Broward Health Coral Springs. He absolutely loves his role and is passionate about being in a position to help provide the highest level of healthcare for our residents. He is proud to be part of the healthcare community, working closely with incredible physicians, clinicians and team members. He also enjoys working with first responders and our community leaders to enhance our healthcare services.
Tracey has been a labor and delivery nurse for 25 years. She enjoys that she has a chance to share and be a part of very special moments in a family’s life.
With decades of history in our area, Jared lived in Coral Springs during high school and graduated from J.P. Taravella. Tracey relocated from Cincinnati and moved to South Florida 18 years ago.
Tracy, who enjoys cooking in her spare time, tells us, “We are often busy with sports on weekends and love being together as a family, whether we are watching Noah play lacrosse or attending our favorite college games.” She continues, “Our family loves college football but the house is certainly divided. Jared and Noah love going to the Miami Hurricanes football games whereas Noah and I also love going to the Ohio State Buckeye games.”
When he’s with Dad, Noah says, “The U,” but when he’s with Mom, it’s all about “O-H-I-O.” Tracey and Noah love cheering on the Browns, Bengals, and Cavs.
A warm, loving and active family, the Smiths all agree when Jared says, “We love being with our friends. Over the summer, we have fun traveling and experiencing different cultures. Some of our favorite times have been when we are with families we have met in Parkland.”
Tracey concurs, concluding our interview when she says, “We enjoy the true sense of community that Parkland offers, and the friendships we have made over the years. Parkland is a wonderful place to live and is super family oriented. It is safe and has great schools, parks and activities. Noah refers to Parkland as “Kidsville,” and loves all the sports and friends he’s made.”