Executive Director


Sarah became Thurston CD’s Executive Director in August 2019 after serving as Interim Executive Director for 2 years.

Prior, Sarah has been with the Thurston Conservation District since 2010 in a variety of roles and positions.

Sarah graduated from The Evergreen State College in March of 2011 with a Bachelors in Environmental Science, focusing in Natural Resources Science Education. Her coursework included: chemistry, aquatic ecology, education, grant writing and photography. She has additional skills in outreach, marketing, event coordination, educational material development and water quality monitoring.

Sarah is passionate about youth outdoor education and working with rural communities, local food systems and agriculture. Sarah is devoted to the work that conservation districts do and believes in the power of voluntary conservation. She plans to continue to help the district grow and respond to the changing needs of the community long into the future. Wise use of our shared resources will continue to be the most important conversation in our lives, and Sarah hopes to help further this discussion. We live in a beautiful place, that with knowledge and a little help, can be just as breathtaking and thriving for generations to come. Sarah hopes to help leave a legacy of clean water, fertile soil, sense of community, recreation, knowledge and happiness for her son and family.

Educational Degrees & Certifications/Licenses:

  • Bachelors of Science in Natural Resource Science Education

Recognitions & Awards:

  • 2020 WACD President’s Service Award

  • 2018 WADE Employee of the Year