Sara hails from the Quincy area. Growing up in the small town of Liberty, IL community involvement has been interwoven into her value system. Spending most of her time outside as a child she has always had an appreciation for nature, art, and all things lovely. She’s spent nearly eighteen years involved in the performing arts, through various dance styles, at Heinze Dance Academy.
Currently Sara is finishing up her bachelor’s degree at Western Illinois University. She is majoring in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, with a double minor in Marketing and Art. After completing her Associate’s Degree at John Wood Community College, she took some time off from school to exercise her management skills in the world of retail. Sara currently delights in working part-time with the creative individuals at 2thirty4 Restaurant & Lounge in Quincy, IL. In addition, she has fun being involved in various special events in the local area.
In her free time, Sara loves being with her six-year-old daughter Amaria and their tribe of friends. She enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, and spending time outdoors. Sara is a curious spirit who is always in a state of continued learning. She is passionate about health and happiness for the mind, body, and soul. Practicing mindfulness, yoga, and meditation help her stay balanced and grounded.
Sara will be spending twelve weeks, full-time with us at the Quincy Art Center! She is graduating from Western Illinois University this spring. Sara plans to move to Michigan this summer with her daughter, and work for a non-profit or community based organization.