After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Sara moved to Colorado in 1994. She worked for a short time with adolescents in a residential treatment facility, and then joined the family at Mountain Valley Developmental Services, as an adult case manager in 1996. Sara worked in that capacity for 5 years and then moved into the position of Director of Child and Family Services. In the spring of 2015, she was promoted to the Associate Director. Sara became the Executive Director in July of 2018, a position she currently holds. Sara enjoys getting to know families whom the agency serves and does an amazing job of gently walking them through their daily celebrations and struggles. She likes spending time with individuals who receive services from MVDS and is eager to celebrate their accomplishments. Sara feels that the culture of Mountain Valley is an extension of her personal life: flexible, understanding, expectant, and persevering.