After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Sara moved to Glenwood Springs, CO in 1994. She worked for a short time with adolescents in a residential treatment facility, and then joined the family at Mountain Valley as an adult case manager in 1995. Sara worked in that capacity for 5 years and then moved into the position of Director of Child and Family Services. She was then also promoted to the Associate Director in the Spring of 2015. She enjoys getting to know the families whom the agency serves, and does an amazing job of gently walking them through their daily celebrations and struggles. Sara feels that the culture of Mountain Valley is an extension of her personal life: flexible, understanding, expectant, and perseverant.