Sarah grew up nordic skiing in Anchorage, and now lives in Valdez with her husband and two boys. Sarah is the lead avalanche instructor for Backcountry Babes in Alaska and has been involved in the avalanche community since 1997. She stays busy in avalanche work as avalanche education coordinator for the Alaska Avalanche Information Center and forecaster for the Valdez Avalanche Center. She has worked on ski patrols in British Columbia and Alaska, and with snow safety for a mechanized operation. With a lifelong journey to learn, Sarah has presented and collaborated on several posters for the International Snow Science Workshop.
Saying Sarah loves the snow is an understatement, so when it all melts, she follows the water on rafts, kayaks, and sailboats.