Radio has been an important part of Sarah’s life since she was a child and spent hours listening to various music stations from her small town in Idaho. She cannot recall a time when she was without a radio, even when she spent summers working on a lookout for the US Forest Service. In high school, she was part of a team that had a weekly news and music program on the local radio station.
Soon after she discovered public radio she became a volunteer, and then a staff member, for KTOO Radio and TV in Juneau, Alaska. In 1994 she moved to the Palouse where she currently manages annual giving for Northwest Public Broadcasting.
In addition to her duties at the station, Sarah is a current member, volunteer and past president of the Public Radio Association of Development Officers (PRADO), an organization that provides support, training and advancement for public radio development officers across the country. In her spare time she reads, cooks, gardens and takes walks through the University of Idaho Arboretum for inspiration.