Sarah joined SPMB in 2018 as a member of the Consumer team, coming to us from another large executive search firm. She recently launched the firm’s Southern California location at The Campus in Playa Vista (aka Silicon Beach). Prior to search, Sarah litigated for several years, working on plaintiffs’ insurance cases, helping homeowners get the policy benefits they’re entitled to. Before attending law school at UC Davis, Sarah spent several years working in politics, including time on Capitol Hill.
Sarah grew up in San Diego, and took her Southern California roots to the real South for undergrad where she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. In her spare time, she loves hiking with her husband and their Goldendoodle, Ziggy, spending time with her amazing family, focusing on health and wellness, traveling, reading(mostly fiction) and engaging in politics (two lawyers in one house is entertaining)!
Where have you traveled and where would you still like to go?
I feel very fortunate to have traveled all over the world, but of course, I still have so many places to explore! My first real adventure came through studying abroad in Sydney, Australia and making my way up to Thailand. Since then, I spent a summer backpacking throughout Europe and lived in Lausanne, Switzerland during law school, where I was lucky enough to travel extensively. To date, I’ve visited 14 countries, including 5 of the7 continents (coming for ya Antarctica and South America) and 27 of the 50 US states. I still want to go anywhere and everywhere I haven’t been…at some point I would love to go to the Middle East, especially Lebanon where my ancestors are from.
What character in Game of Thrones are you most like?
Maybe this is wishful thinking, but I would say Daenerys Targaryen, because I am on a quest to fulfil my life’s purpose, even if I am not entirely sure what that means, I am fiercely loyal, I stand up for those that are less fortunate and I definitely treat my animals like my children!
What are your favorite books?
Trick question – it’s impossible to pick a favorite book! I’ve been a voracious reader since, well since I could read, and still average about a book a month (usually more)! I’m not embarrassed to admit that I have re-read the entire Harry Potter series (all 7 books) 5 times.
Who would you trade places with for one month?
Michelle Obama, not sure it needs explaining, but she is the epitome of class, strength and intelligence, plus I would not mind kicking it with her husband for a month, traveling all over the world meeting world leaders and diplomats and of course championing all the amazing causes she does!