Sarah is the Program & Data Assistant for the West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership where she provides fiscal management, develops public relations materials and writes grants to maintain the many invasive species management programs for the 50,000 acres if forested watershed lands. Her job includes meeting with local stakeholders, partners and state and local policy makers on issues relating to watershed health. She is also fortunate to spend time on the field crew where she works to remove invasive species, build protective fences, monitor rare native plants and survey for land cover changes. She has seen some of the most remote places in West Maui using helicopters and back-country camps to accomplish the team's missions.
Sarah also started her own company, The Makali'i Group, last year. As the Founder and a current consultant, Sarah hopes that her company will be a resource for local businesses and non-profits to move towards sustainability in the islands.
Sarah was born in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Charleston, South Carolina in high school. She attended the University of South Carolina where she got her bachelors and master's degree in Geography, with a specialty in GIS and remote sensing. A resident of Maui for 3 years, she lived on the Big Island in Hilo prior to her move here. She enjoys boating, snorkeling, kayaking, writing, and gardening at her home in Paia in her spare time.