Sarah began paddling on the calm waters of Lake Joy, a small lake nestled in the foothills of the North Cascades. After placing well in the Lake Joy Community Picnic Race at 10, she thought she may have reached the peak of her paddling career. Now she knows it had only just begun.
“My Outdoor Odyssey’s trip exceeded my expectations in every possible way. Sarah, our guide, was so knowledgeable and informative. She was incredibly warm, welcoming, fun, laid back, and patient…the perfect type of personality for guiding. Plus, to top it all off, her cooking was out of this world (healthy, fresh and filling). ” – Client from 4 Day Kayak Tour
Sarah went to Western Washington University to study Geography and Environmental Education and graduated in 2005. Following graduation, she traveled in Ireland, Scotland and Germany, spent a summer guiding in Haines, Alaska, and taught outdoor education in the South Puget Sound. In search of warmer waters she has continued heading south, spending a few seasons kayaking and teaching marine biology on Catalina Island in CA. Last winter she decided to give sailing a shot by purchasing a boat and sailing it from Los Angeles, CA to Loreto, Baja California Sur with some friends. Impressed by the beauty of Baja, she returned for another winter but decided to trade in her 30 foot sailboat. This winter you might find her a little closer to the water, in a kayak.
As soon as spring comes to WA, Sarah returns home for another season on the water with Outdoor Odysseys. When not paddling during the summer, you can find her hanging with her family at Lake Joy or playing volleyball on the beach as the sun goes down.