Community Engagement Specialist
Sarah attained a B.A. in Communications from the University of New Hampshire in 1998 and earned her M.Ed. in 2008. Sarah started as a volunteer back in 2000 doing animal care as well as facility upkeep. From there she wore multiple hats working as the Volunteer Coordinator, Wildlife Educator, and Animal Care Coordinator. Sarah left to start raising her own two baby mammals in 2005 but continued working with the Education Committee at the Center for Wildlife helping to design programs and align lesson plans and programs with current curriculum standards. Sarah has over 20 years of education experience in both traditional and non traditional settings ranging from preschool to high school. In 2016, Sarah was thrilled to accept her position. As a certified educator, the job combines both of her fields of study as well as her love of wildlife. Enrichment, through habitat as well as dietary and mental stimulus, is a highlight of her job that helps ensure happy and healthy lives for all of our ambassadors, as well as our staff! One of her favorite aspects of her job is the fact that she is continues to learn new facts daily from both the clinical staff, her animal ambassador friends, and members of her community. Sarah is delighted to be asked to present and speak on empathy, cohabitation with wildlife, as well as bringing environmental education into schools ranging from preschools to universities. Sarah is on the Friends of Mt. A, Gateway to Maine Outside, and is an advisee on WRAM (Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Massachusetts) When not at work, she can often be found kayaking, skiing, or roaming the woods with her rescue dogs.