I believe in better health through inspired & informed communication, and well-planned programming.
My aim is to spark healthy changes by connecting you and your community with the 'why' and 'how' in an engaging and realistic approach. I believe that individual and community wellness are developed through supportive environments that allow for sustainable growth. Empowerment is the key to lasting transformation for you, your organization, and your community!
Public Speaking From TEDx, to conferences, to staff trainings - my presentations have a casual style that generate positive feedback.
Writing & Editing Words and documents crafted to inform and motivate through reliable data, relevant narrative, and clear language. Contributions for blogs, books, new, or traditional media. My red pen skills and critical eye have reviewed multiple published works.
Community Health Assessments Data collection, data analysis, evaluation, & project management. Through collaboration and leveraging resources we can build sustainable and healthy communities.
Worksite Wellness Invest in your workforce. Healthy workers are more productive, less stressed, and happier with their jobs. Tell me what you're looking for and leave the complex programming to me. The options are endless!
Meeting Facilitation A group of passionate people can be tough to wrangle. My experience in community organizing has led to effective meeting facilitation and collaborative project management.
Implementation Planning Identifying your strategic issues is only the first step. Take your community efforts beyond a great report. Organize your partners and start creating change!
Connection Big ideas & great programs hinge on effective communication.
Empowerment Demonstrating to someone that it CAN be done is more powerful than only telling them WHY it should be done.
Inspiration Inspiration is an underutilized, but powerful tool for creating lasting healthy changes.
Reframing Approaching a common topic with a unique framework provides new perspective for your audience.
Hi, my name is Sara. I aim to inspire, personally and professionally. My life and work are centered around promoting health and wellness through creative, action-based programs. Community health assessments, including data collection, data analysis, and document layout, are my specialty. The School Food Tour - a 5,000-mile solo bicycle ride supported by the John Wayne Cancer Foundation promoting cycling and healthy food - was another recent exciting creation. I have spent time in school food reform at the Orfalea Foundation and have a Masters degree in Public Health from Oregon State University. I am also proud to be serving as the Executive Director for Fast and Female USA.
When not planning new programming or providing health education, I work to develop more robust and health-conscious communities. As the Health Education Coordinator at the Western UP Health Department, I wrote the non-motorized plan for our city, conducted a regional bicycle & pedestrian survey and accompanying comprehensive data report that will guide future planning, spearheaded the development of a local food hub, and founded a regional bike advocacy organization. I also love to share my background in cross-country ski racing with the next generation as a seasoned junior competition team coach.
I stay grounded through time spent outdoors mountain biking, trail running, windsurfing, standup paddling, or skiing. My best ideas are developed when out on the open trail.