Sarah is our Thrive cheerleader and holds the role of Portfolio Director.  She started at Thrive as Ivy Springs Manor’s (ISM) Activities Coordinator but that title didn’t fully describe her role, so she adopted the phrase ‘Director of Excitement’ (DOE) which all Thrive communities now use.  After her DOE role, she worked as Community Relations Director and then as an Executive Director before being asked to join the Thrive Service Center as a Portfolio Director.
Her background is in retail and restaurant management but found that her true passion is working with seniors and helping them discover new experiences and relationships.  She says that the best part about being a Portfolio Director is getting to travel to different communities around the Southeast and sharing ideas to help teams succeed personally and professionally.
At home, she has a cockapoo named Sassafrass and adores her two nephews that she admittedly spoils rotten.