Sara grew up in Virginia, developing a passion for local history at a young age. She attended West Virginia University where she quickly fell in love with the outdoors through the university’s outdoor orientation program, teaching outdoor leadership theory courses and leading backpacking and canoeing trips with college students.
After graduating with two degrees in History and Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources, she pursued a career in outdoor education as a trip leader on teen wilderness programs, faculty on a leadership adventure gap semester, and as a ski instructor in Big Sky, Montana.
Sara is thrilled to be joining FBRA – combining her interests in history and the outdoors through meaningful and fun experiential education. She is passionate about teaching students how to engage critically and empathetically with the world around them. She can’t wait to spend time with her students in and outside of the classroom. When she’s not at school, you can find Sara spending time on our local trails and rivers, trying to find the best swimming spot in all of western North Carolina!