born and raised in San Diego, Ca, sarah grew up near the Cleveland National Forest outlying the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Indian reservation. Many of her childhood friends were Native American and she grew to love the history, culture and respect they had for our planet and wildlife. They were the first to teach her how everything is connected in our eco-system.
Sarah's innate curiosity and love of nature almost cost her her life at the age of six on a family camping trip, where she was swept down part of the 165 mile-long Kern River in Sequoia National Park while attempting to fish on her own. As the years went on, bouts with close calls paralleled many of her travel adventures.
Upon completing her BA from San Diego State University in Media Management and Minor in Spanish in 2003, she studied and lived abroad in France and Spain alone with one backpack and no cell phone. Her love for exploration, science and travel has since taken her to almost all 50 states in the U.S. via truck and gas fumes and several Latin American countries.
Following her career start at local San Diego PBS affiliate in News and Public Affairs, she held positions with the Media Arts Center of San Diego, the San Diego Latino Film Festival followed by one of the largest marketing firms in Chicago before starting BetaWolf Media in 2012 to focus on wildlife, conservation and veterans affairs. Her commitment to these issues awarded her the 1st Place Small Business Award from San Diego Entrepreneur Day in 2013 in addition to the San Diego State Entrepreneurial Society's Award of Excellence and Dedication to Community Service Award from the California State Assembly.
In 2015 Sarah was sponsored by Rev'It! motorcycle gear and rode her Ducati alone over 5,000 miles across the United States through the Pacific Northwest to raise awareness for the Warrior Dog Foundation, the first foundation she worked with from its inception. She filmed her experience with GoPro's and shared her travels on Instagram. She has participated in Oregon's "mother of all relays": Hood to Coast three times and to date has run over a dozen marathons.
Sarah continues to work in conservation engagement and attends the Wildlife Conservation Expo yearly to help amplify the important needs and progress gained by wildlife experts and conservation biologist around the world.