TeamWorks Program Director
Sara grew up in northwestern New Jersey and found her love of the outdoors while exploring the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Appalachian Trail. While pursuing a degree in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, she began working as a Biological Science Tech intern with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, hoping to focus on waterfowl conservation after college. After a class in environmental education during her last semester of undergrad changed Sara’s life, she spent the next six years leading adolescent and adult teams in trail maintenance and wildland fire mitigation, with a two-year stint managing a lodging operation startup in southern New York.
Sara joined TEENS, Inc. in 2021 as the TeamWorks Program Director and is thrilled to support teams of young people as they grow their appreciation and investment in the land and its communities, what Sara sees as the first step in advocating for lasting and just protection of the natural world.
Outside of work, Sara enjoys hiking with her trail cat, backpacking with her partner, learning about ethnobotanically-significant plants, cooking, gardening, and bringing anyone interested along for the ride!