Sarah joined RCAP's national office in March 2019 and has been involved in the water resources management and community development industry for the last eight years, six of which have been within the RCAP network. She spent the two years prior to coming onboard at RCAP Solutions, RCAP Inc.'s northeast affiliate as the Deputy Director of Community Resources where she helped to oversee all water, wastewater and solid waste work in the northeast and US Caribbean. Sarah also spent four years at another of RCAP's regional partner organizations, RCAC, based in California, where as a Rural Development Specialist II she managed the flagship Agua4All program and was an active member of the Community Leadership and Regionalization teams.
Sarah has extensive experience in fund development, grants and contracts management, strategic program development and implementation, capacity building, professional facilitation, community outreach, communications, and adult education and training. She has been involved in the administration of federal and state funding programs and numerous smaller public and private grant programs for over 6 years.
Sarah graduated magna cum laude with a BA in International Studies from Middlebury College with a concentration in Spanish/Hispanic Literature and Culture and a double minor in Russian and Political Science. She is a certified facilitator and environmental educator in both Project WET and Project Learning Tree. Sarah holds certificates of completion for participation in the following courses: Common Ground Mediation and Conflict Resolution, The Grantsmanship Center’s grant writing boot camp, The Croatan Institute’s series on Crowdfunding, Compass Point’s Instructional Design, OTTER participant based training techniques, Six Pillars of a Rural Development Specialist, and Facilitative Leadership for Social Change as well as ongoing water and wastewater technical, managerial and financial professional development. She has a professional membership with the New England Water Works Association and participates in their Public Relations Committee as well as the New England Water Communications Collaborative.