Phone: (608) 263-0817
Sarah has experience in the fields of community and leadership development, and holds a Masters of Science in Leadership Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also holds a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Greenhouse Management, from Kansas State University.
From 2001-2008 Sarah was the Community Resource Development Educator in Green County’s University of Wisconsin-Extension office. While in Green County, Sarah co-founded Green County Leaders. From 2008-2012 she worked for Edward Jones Investments in Tempe, Arizona, training financial advisors to build and lead successful businesses.
As the Leadership Wisconsin Program Manager, Sarah provides visionary leadership, direction and management to programs delivered through a partnership between University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Extension and Leadership Wisconsin, Inc. (a not-for-profit foundation whose mission is building a stronger Wisconsin through increased leadership capacity). Leadership Wisconsin Programs focus on connecting, cultivating and amplifying the effectiveness of leaders.
Sarah’s current role also includes supporting the work of Extension colleagues across the organization and in the newly created Community Development Institute. As part of the Organizational and Leadership Development Program, she conducts research, designs curriculum, advises on program design and delivery, and provides professional development workshops in the area of leadership development.
Sarah is passionate about cultivating leaders who take action to address community needs. Her personal mission is to play a part in encouraging learning and fostering understanding that builds community and brings neighbors together to co-create a brighter future.