Authenticity, dogs, running, hiking, surfing, humor & a good beverage.
Exclusivity, hate racism, homophobia, transphobia, reply guys, & red beets.
After 17 years in corporate healthcare I was burnt out and felt the creative pull. l quit the corporate ladder to ride the creator wave in December 2019 in search of something more fulfilling.
Part community builder, part designer, part podcaster, all operations and full human. Using my corporate past combined with my creative soul to show how operations can help creators succeed.
I started to openly talk about my journey on Twitter and to my surprise it resonated with so many. I created the Helping Creatives community and newsletter to share my story and to connect & support others on their own path.
17+ years in corporate healthcare
Business Healthcare Operations | Oncology Nursing | Operations Manager | Product Manager
Nov 2021 - present
Aug 2021 - present
Community Operations Consultant
Dec 2020 - present
Jan 2021 - present
Community Manager, Operations & community set-up
March 2021 - May 2021
6 week community building course
July 2020 - Jan 2021
Pixel Geek Community
Volunteer assisting with moderation & beta course
Mar 2019 - present
Can I Tell You Something Funny Podcast
Creator, Co-host & full production
Jun 2020 - present
Talks With SaraNoSocks Podcast
Creator, Host & full production
Mar 2021 - December 2021
Creator of Podcast Ops (sales ended December 2021)
Tutorial and template package to help automate podcasting
Jan 2021 - present
Freelance UI Designer
Oct 2020 - present
Mentorship with Dann Petty
Design Full-time community member
Mar 2020 - Jun 2021
Freelance Webflow Developer
Feb 2017 - Dec 2019
Product Manager and Jr. UX Designer
Sara eloquently balances her expertise at the intersection of business, technology, and user experience, and employs radical candor to truly get the job done and done well.
There is a balance between management, technology, and design, and Sara just gets it.
Sara can give you great insights into your unique context to your community operations as a creator
Sara is an absolute delight to collaborate with. In addition to having a wonderful attitude, she's extremely sharp and attentive to details.
I recommend chatting to Sara
Sara is a community ops WHIZ
Sara was immensely helpful when I designed my new Webflow site last year, even going above and beyond to help me
Sara's not afraid to ask tough questions to ensure the best final product, and does so in a collaborative and thoughtful way.
Here are some things others have asked before working with me as a contractor
If you're looking for a formal definition, I've got you covered here and here. I define myself as a creative generalist with the below skills and interests:
🔸 Diverse and excellent skillset in operations, business management & strategy.
🔸 Current Focus: Community
🔸 Previous focus: Product Management, UI/UX Design, corporate healthcare, Nursing
🔸 Toolkit in no code, automations, content creation and design.
🔸 Drive to continuously learn something new and seek out patterns.
🔸 Big picture thinker and connector of dots to build the path forward for founders.
🔸 Early stage founders focused in community, design, media or the creator economy.
🔸 Small startups (less than 20 employees)
🔸 Those looking to leave or have left corporate within the last 2 years who aren't sure what's next.
🔸 Community Operations and Strategy
🔸 Product & Business Strategy
🔸 Video Tutorials for No Code Tools
As a creative generalist I'm able to help with a lot, but not everything. While I might not be able to help with these things, I can help connect you with someone who can!
🔸 Visual Development
🔸 Written content
🔸 Live , 24/7 support or being an embedded team member
A dream come true with a sprinkle of humor and a ray of sunshine. Okay, maybe not all that but I do try my best. While each client and project is unique there are a few things I keep consistent for project work.
🔸 Asynchronous communication via email and video updates.
🔸 Initial meeting and wrap up will be via 30 minute max video call
🔸 Video walkthroughs of all project handoffs
No problem! If you have a general question or would like me to contact me for speaking engagements, please fill out the contact form here.