FROM San Francisco, CA
ISLAND HOME Oak Bluffs
Sarah grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Sociology and Spanish, and studied at the University of Madrid, Spain, and in Havana, Cuba. Interested in business, Sarah began a brokerage sales and consulting career in San Francisco upon graduating from college and was able to feed her passion and travel throughout the United States and abroad. With a love for the Vineyard from magical summers spent as a child visiting family and working during college summers, Sarah jumped at an opportunity to join a business start-up with her family on Martha’s Vineyard and manage State Road, Inc. in 2009. After being introduced to a YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard Board member and the Executive Director, Sarah joined the Y staff shortly after opening in 2011, and merges her background in business, events, marketing and social services in her Mission Advancement work. She is married, has two children, and loves raising a family on the Island.
Why the Y
I work for the Y because living on the Island year-round never gets quiet here! I love meeting and working with people from all over the world and from different walks of life, which keeps me connected to the outside world. Every day, I’m reminded of and inspired by the compassion and generosity of people who help others, and I love being able to see the impact of the Y on all ages, abilities and backgrounds of people. I hope to be able to continue to connect those who have a passion for helping others, keep the Y accessible for all, and impact more kids, adults, families, and seniors as a result.
I choose to support the Y because of the widespread impact on so many people on the Island of all ages, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds, no matter who they are or where they come from. The Y fosters the true human spirit of community.
What you love about living on the island
It always feels like an adventure leaving the Island and coming back home. There’s one thing that brings us all together and provides common ground, which makes our community special: everyone who lives and comes here, shares a very intense and profound love for this Island. People help each other more than any other place that I’ve been.
Traveling to new places.
Aquinnah Cliffs, Chappy, and Tashmoo.
Hiking Vineyard Trails and Beaches with my family in the Winter. Beaching, Boating and Clamming with my family in the Summer.
California girl inside me will always say Mexican.