Joined September 2016
As Membership & Outreach Manager, Sarah is responsible for member relations for Clean Wisconsin’s 20,000+ supporters. In addition to database management, gift acceptance, and stewardship, Sarah coordinates special events, including Clean Wisconsin’s popular foodie gala Epicurean Evening and the free and educational Doug LaFollette Speaker Series. Having spent much of her professional life outdoors, Sarah is passionate about supporting Clean Wisconsin’s mission to protect the air and water in our state.
A summer studying rainforest management in Australia and New Zealand confirmed Sarah’s path to pursue a career in conservation. In 2011 she earned her degree in Biological Aspects of Conservation and a Certificate in Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. After graduating, Sarah taught environmental education in the greater New Orleans area through an internship with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Sarah then spent a summer in Washington, D.C. as an intern for the National Park Service working on habitat restoration. After returning to Wisconsin, Sarah spent two years leading backpacking trips along the Ice Age Trail in the Chequamegon National Forest. Sarah has since settled back in Madison where she became a certified Master Naturalist through UW-Extension, specializing in Urban Nature.
Favorite Things to do Outdoors: Paddle, Cross Country Ski, Yoga, Read in a Hammock.