Born in Montreal (Tiohtià:ke), Sara received post-secondary degrees from Marianopolis College and Concordia University. She worked in child development, communications, and academic counseling for many years following her schooling. A desire to raise her kids (Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw and Nuu-chah-nulth) in community, immersed in their culture, led her to move to Campbell River in 2016. Since then, Sara has been engaged in the community through volunteer Board governance work and a career in culture and communications. Since 2020, Sara has been the Executive Director of the Campbell River Art Gallery. The Gallery has a social justice mandate and goals to decolonize its practices and structures. Sara has taken this to heart, working tirelessly toward concrete action and organizational accountability towards reconciliation.