Hi! I'm Sarah!
That's me on the left . . .
And my wife, Valerie, on the right. We celebrate our 6 year Wedding Anniversary on July 13, 2021.
My story. . . I promise it’s a good one.
I am originally from Las Vegas, NV, and when I was 16 my dad was laid off from his job of 21 years. It was too expensive for a one income family of six to live in Las Vegas anymore, so, after much consideration and deep discussion, my mom and dad decided we should move to my mom’s small hometown located in Anniston, Alabama.
I grew up quite a bit, of course, after having a major cultural shock and teen angst episode for nearly 5 years. What can I say, I was a dramatic teenager!
After completing almost two years of college, living away from home, I no longer could live under my parents roof and needed to explore other options.
In 2002, at the age of 21, I bought a one-way ticket to go back to Vegas, with no plan, no money, no car, no job, and only a place to crash; with one thing in mind: I need to get away from Alabama.
I struggled because I was on the edge of my seat the whole time surviving, trying to figure out what my next move was. I only had two years of college experience, some retail experience, and a determination I really didn’t know I had.
I ended up getting a job within walking distance at McDonald’s. I felt like a failure but I made the best of it. I was determined to be better than my situation. My best friend’s step dad got me a used bike for Christmas as a way to help me get around. It was such a great gift. That gift pushed me to ride all over Las Vegas determined to find where I needed to be in order to be somebody other than a crew member at McDonald’s.
I got a sales job selling Cutco knives. On my bike, wearing all black, in the middle of Vegas’ 120-degree record-breaking summer. I peddled through rain without an umbrella and managed not to get hit by a car. Whew. I didn’t let that stop me.
To make a long story short, I ended up selling over $3500 worth of Cutco riding as far as 25 miles in one day to sell only a peeler, but receiving so much more. They sold me their car for $400. I would pay $150 down and $50 per month until I paid it off.
That paved the way for me to land a job with the state working as a WIC (Women Infants and Children) Clerk. The day of the interview I had to ride my bike 7 miles to get there and after the interview I had to ride my bike another 25 miles to pick up my car. I was completely honest with my interviewers about the situation, because it was required that I own a car in order to get the job. I wanted them to know I was getting it that day. Little did I know that that had impressed them.
I tell that story because a fire within me started that day. It is within you to go after your dreams to be better tomorrow than you were today.
I am passionate and driven with every client I help.
I help business owners create an effective brand identity so that they can be seen, be heard, and be remembered. I help them tell their story because “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” – Simon Sinek – and your brand should reflect that.
My superpower is taking your ideas and making them come to life.
I believe in the power of simplicity, being real rather than perfect, in taking risks and breaking rules, and in viewing everything as a new opportunity to build lasting relationships.
Let’s connect and see what dreams we can create to grow your business.