Sarah is inherently a planner and knew she wanted to pursue a career where she could plan, be creative, and solve problems. She thought these qualities would make for a great architect. Luckily, she had a few high school friends whose parents were architects. They let Sarah shadow them while at work, which allowed her to ask lots of questions about their job. She recalls each one speaking about how architecture is a field where you continually learn and grow throughout your entire career. This idea resonated deeply, and her career path followed suit.
Sarah’s favorite part of her job is building relationships with clients and consultants. She makes a point of learning something about everyone she works with and tries to find commonalities. Sarah believes projects run smoother when everyone feels valued and part of a collaborative team and she loves to find ways to foster that environment. When Sarah isn’t working, she loves to support her favorite charity.
“For 10 summers I worked as a counselor at Camp Nejedly, a wilderness camp for kids with physical disabilities. After college when I started working in an office, I saved up my vacation time each year and used all of it to volunteer at the camp because I loved it so much! I’m still in touch with many of the campers and staff and take part in local sports programs for disabled athletes when I can.”
Bachelor of Architecture
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Registered Architect, State of California
Member, American Institute of Architects Central Valley Chapter
Member, Crocker Art Museum