Sarah is the youngest of six children, born into a working dairy farm family in rural Ontario. Life on a busy farm proved fertile ground in nurturing Sarah’s creativity and her very accomplished storytelling skills.
A writing scholarship lead Sarah to Queen’s University where she earned a BA in English Literature, complemented by a two-year post-degree diploma in Television Broadcasting at Algonquin College in Ottawa.
Sarah’s poetry has been published in several collections and her creative writing has been produced in countless productions over her eighteen-year career in Canada’s entertainment industry. An accomplished Producer and Writer, Sarah’s career has spanned feature films, scripted series, factual entertainment, documentary production, and branded corporate storytelling. Sarah has executive produced, produced, and line produced for networks including the CBC, Global, APTN, Comedy, Bravo!, TFO, City, and TMN. Her features have screened at festivals and have broadcast globally. She is currently co-executive producing the second season of the documentary series Playing with Fire (APTN); producing and co-writing a feature-length documentary The Fruit Machine; and producing and writing Sam, a scripted web drama.
Sarah’s clients in branded storytelling scripting include The Ottawa Hospital, Sport Canada, Curling Canada, Demand Spring, and the Canadian Commercial Corporation.
Sarah has been a member of the Advisory Board of Algonquin’s Scriptwriting Program and is a former board member and executive of the Ottawa-Gatineau Film and TV Development Corporation. In 2015, Sarah was a founding member of Women in Screen-Based Media, a collective dedicated to professional development, mentoring, and advancement.
An avid reader and grammar nerd, Sarah believes the Oxford comma has the power to save lives.