Sara Derek

Position: Program Director (Ashland)

Throughout her diverse career, Sara has passionately embodied stewardship that is empathetic, connected, insightful, and goal-oriented. This has created a solid foundation for growth and development for both herself and those she works with. Sara has deep roots in the Rogue Valley, having been born and raised here. She chose to stay and raise her own three children here, where they enjoy all the beauty southern Oregon has to offer.

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Education was just the beginning of her professional life of service and care for those she is charged with. After fifteen years in the classroom, Sara spent a decade building her own business. The leadership skills she honed in her business then served her well in the real estate industry, as she helped grow a thriving team from the ground up in just three short years.

Sara’s greatest passions remain in connecting deeply with family and friends, exploring Oregon waterways on her paddle board, and laughing her way through life’s ever-changing canvas.

Sara is thrilled to be part of the Dragonfly Transitions team as this important work is in complete alignment with her natural abilities, skillset, and life experiences.