Sara joined the staff in August of 2019 and serves as our Museum Operations Leader.
Sara has dynamic work experience in management, retail, customer relations and food service. Spending nearly 18 years at Waldameer Park, she worked in multiple departments and as Manager of the Midway Games and Arcade areas for 10 years.
Sara attributes her work ethic to her parents and grandparents who showed her that hard work and efforts lead to a fruitful commitment to self and community.
Most recently, Sara was a Program Director for the YMCA of Greater Erie. She facilitated the management of an after-school program at Pfeiffer Burleigh Elementary School and developed programming that engaged students in enrichment exploration and creativity. Furthering her community involvement, Sara is currently a Board Member for CAM Erie and is a graduate of the Jefferson Educational Society Civic Leadership Academy.
Sara has been dancing for more than 35 years and teaching dance for nearly half that time. She is a co-owner of Footlights Theatre Performing Arts Center. This began as a free student summer program over 45 years ago and has expanded to a year round performing arts center when Sara and her business partner took ownership of the program in August of 2020. Sara participated in the program as a student and is honored to continue the traditions while growing the outreach and impact of teaching the performing arts to all members of the community.
Sara likes to road trip to places near and far, seeking forgotten beaches, old forests, and communities rich in cultural heritage and history.