Sarah grew up in North Georgia on a small farm and brings years of experience caring for animals and gardening to the Homestead. Sarah’s partnership with Dragonfly Transitions began in 2010 when she joined A Leap of Taste and engaged in on the job training with Dragonfly students. When a mentor position opened at the Homestead, she transitioned to working full time with students teaching animal husbandry and horticulture.
In 2017 Sarah moved back to her home town in Georgia with her family to explore Management in the Wood Working Industry and cultivate her leadership and management skills. Sarah developed an internship program with the local high school to connect students with their areas of interest such as marketing research, web development, product photography, accounting and IT. In addition Sarah engaged with local parolees to support skills to enable them to reenter the workforce. In 2020 Sarah was recognized by Woodworking Network as a part of the 2020 class of 40 under 40 for her innovative leadership, organizational management, continuous improvement mindset and contributions to her community.
In 2020, Sarah was invited to rejoin the Dragonfly team as the Homestead Program Coordinator and moved back to Oregon.
Sarah has a lifelong passion for working with young adults who are struggling. Her background in Applied Psychology and practical experience working one on one with students pairs with her experience with farm management.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors camping, hiking, swimming and exploring.