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Sarah got her first Voice Over job over 30 years ago, though at the time she didn't think of it as VO. She was just the person talking on a radio series. Between that first VO job and now a lot of life has happened. She has been a senior manager for the largest management consulting firm in the world, an instructor at two Universities, the President of a non-profit organization, an advocate for art and literacy programs in schools and communities, and a women's ministry leader. 

Senior Manager Consultant for Accenture, specializing in Change Management, with experience at over a dozen client organizations in various industries including financial services, manufacturing, airlines, industrial products, medical devices, and communications both in the United States and Internationally. Sarah worked on teams to submit client proposals, created and delivered client presentations, and facilitated visioning sessions. She created and managed workplans, and led and managed both internal and client teams. She created new workflows and helped design systems to support them. She created training for new systems and processes, and created and taught train-the-trainer sessions. She led the team that created in-house tools to support consulting work for Mergers and Acquisitions was used worldwide.

Instructor at the University of Oklahoma and Metropolitan State University Minnesota, Sarah taught in the Communication Departments and received outstanding performance ratings by students and peers. At the University of Oklahoma she taught Interpersonal Communication (2213), Public Speaking (2613), and Principles of Communication (1113). At Metropolitan State University she taught Advanced Organizational Communication (452).

President of Central Iowa Aquatics, a non-profit USA Swimming Club in Des Moines Iowa. Sarah managed 300+ swimmers and families, 14 coaches, and three pool sites with a $400,000 annual budget. She developed and oversaw a financially healthy organization with audited financials and its largest capital reserve ever, updated many club policies to align with USA Swimming, significantly increased revenue, achieved Level 1 recognition in the USA Swimming Club Recognition program, and received Bronze Level recognition in the Club Excellence program putting the club in the top 10% of all USA Swimming Clubs nationally for the first time in the club's history. She led parent meetings, coaching staff meetings, and board meetings. She also created social media accounts, and produced regular club communication. She was also an Announcer for USA Swim Clubs in both Iowa and Minnesota and for high school swim and dive teams.

 

KORD Radio and The West Central Minnesota Initiative Fund were forays into radio and voice over. Sarah was a DJ for KORD which led to creating and producing a radio series focused on positive happenings around Greater Minnesota for the West Central Minnesota Initiative Fund. The series was aired over local radio stations around the state as well as over Minnesota Public Radio.

 

Sarah has been an Advocate for Art and Literacy Programs in schools and communities. She served as the Volunteer Coordinator for 1,200 students in an elementary and a middle school filling over 1,500 volunteer spots each school year. Her special interest was literacy and art programs where she trained volunteers and coordinated schedules with classroom needs bringing Partners in Literature, Book Nook, Partners in Art, and reading enhancement programs to classrooms, as well as working one-on-one with first and second graders to develop reading skills. Sarah also volunteered in a high-school English department working with students who were struggling.

 

Ministry is one of Sarah's passions. She has been involved in ministry in many ways: leading a women's bible study at a mega church with over 200 women attending weekly, leading a bible study for a church plant with 3 people attending weekly, and starting online Zoom bible studies. She has also been a speaker at a women's ministry event. She has taken both leadership and support roles with confirmation groups and youth ministry outreach programs (even playing saxophone in the pit orchestra of a children's musical production of "It's Cool in the Furnace").  Sarah loves bible studies and has completed around 70 studies.

 

 Additional background:

  • Undergraduate degrees in Speech, Communication, & Theater Arts (SCTA) and English Writing

  • Master's degree in Organizational Communication with a management emphasis. 

  • Extensive coaching in interpreting literature, as well as performance, as Sarah was an award winning speaker on speech and debate teams throughout both high school and college. 

  • Raised three daughters, and we all survived the teen years.

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