Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Washington 1993
Master of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Washington 1997
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
American Nurses Association
Licensure and Board Certification
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1997
American Academy of Pediatrics
Christian Medical and Dental Associations
American Medical Association
Sarah has been working in pediatric health care for over 15 years. After graduating from the University of Washington, Sarah began providing care for medically fragile and terminally ill children. She was inspired by the courage and heroism of parents caring for their children during times of extreme illness.
Despite the many blessings of working with medically fragile children, Sarah was drawn to primary care. She joined a pediatric practice in Pierce County in 1996 and began a decade of building relationships and caring for a wide range of families and children.
After many years in primary care, Sarah transitioned to pediatric urgent care. There, she continued to develop her ability to provide care to children experiencing more serious and urgent medical problems. But her love for primary care never waned. After working several years in urgent care, she is very excited to return to a primary care practice.
Sarah enjoys all aspects of primary care, from newborns to teens. She has a special interest in supporting foster families and addressing the unique emotional and medical needs of foster children.
Sarah also has ten years experience as a certified lactation consultant. She enjoys helping mothers and infants succeed with breastfeeding.
Sarah and her husband have six children. In addition to their own children, they have been blessed to have the opportunity to provide long term foster care for many infants and children, especially those with developmental disabilities and chronic medical conditions. She and her family consider foster care to be a privilege and a ministry.
A breast cancer survivor, Sarah is very active in breast cancer fundraising and advocacy. She enjoys participating in local and national events to raise awareness and funding for cancer research.
Sarah and her family recently moved to a rural area of east Lewis County to enjoy a slower pace of life and to be close to God’s natural creation. They enjoy hiking, camping, and skiing. Sarah spends her free time tending her large organic garden. She is also an amateur bee-keeper and enjoys caring for her hives, making crafts from beeswax and gathering honey.