Sarah serves as the Clinical and Social Services Director of Out Youth and Transgender Wellness, providing oversight, supervision, and direct services at this community-based nonprofit which promotes mental health, wellness, and social connection for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities as well as their family members, partners, and allies.
Sarah is an active member of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, and also serves as a founding board member for the Central Texas Transgender Health Coalition. The coalition provides education to mental health and medical professionals to improve care for the trans and non-binary community.
“I hope, in some small way, to leave the world a better place than I found it by leveraging my privilege to promote justice,” says Sarah.
“I am proud to be a native of the rust belt and to have settled down with a native Texan,” says Sarah. Married now ten years, she and partner Mel “have a spunky 7-year-old kiddo named Hadley, a sweet and dopey dog, and two cantankerous cats.”
“As a queer Christian, I often reflect upon how membership in these communities inform my identity, sense of meaning, and self,” says Sarah. “I interact with many adolescents and young adults professionally and someday (way too soon!) will be the parent of a teen. I’m intrigued by Springtide’s endeavor to research meaning-making with this population.”