Sarah is currently the Executive Director of Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC), in Steamboat Springs CO, but has spent her 20-year career investigating, evaluating, and presenting information about environmental issues. At YVSC, she oversees programs to promote community-wide sustainability, including advising local municipalities on energy productivity and waste diversion issues; partnering with local government agencies and nonprofits on the preservation of natural resources; and developing education and outreach materials for both students and adults.
Before her term at YVSC, Sarah worked as an Environmental Consultant, managing both the technical and administrative aspects of multi-sized Environmental Clean-up Programs. Sarah has presented on both energy productivity and waste diversion strategies at State and National Conferences and since 2012 has held positions on the Colorado Environmental Education Leadership Committee, the Colorado Green Ribbon Schools Review Board, and the Routt County Oil and Gas Working Group.
Sarah received her BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Colby College and her MS in Geology and Environmental Geochemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She lives with her husband and two boys in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where they try to get out to enjoy where they live everyday - mountain biking and trail running in the summer and nordic and alpine skiing in the winter. Sarah loves living in the mountains with her family and believes that it gives context and meaning to her work in sustainability.