Sarah began practicing martial arts in 1987 with Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts, a Vietnamese style that has its roots in Shotokan Karate and combines aspects of Aikido, Judo, Wing Chun, Vovinam, Tai Chi Chuan, and Boxing. She trained and instructed in this style for many years and achieved the rank of Nidan in Cuong Nhu before deciding to focus on some of the styles Cuong Nhu was founded on. She trained for several years in Judo receiving her Shodan in 2008 before becoming involved with Aikido in late 2013. She is currently a Nidan in Aikido and has been training with Aikido Mountain West since its inception. Having served on several boards of directors for a variety of organizations and having been involved in martial arts for multiple years she hopes to bring a unique, diversified, and experienced voice to the board of directors to help support the continuance of a strong and healthy dojo.
- Aikido: Nidan (2nd-degree black belt)
- Cuong Nhu: Nidan
- Judo: Shodan (1st-degree black belt)