is the results-oriented owner of Summit Business Solutions, a
consulting firm that specializes in executive search,
strategic planning, and government affairs.
to launching Summit Business Solutions, Sara amassed over 20
years of experience in the agriculture and natural resources
has worked in Idaho, across the western United States, and in
Washington, DC. She
understands business and how to navigate the local, state, and
federal government bureaucracy that individual landowners as
well as small and large businesses have to deal with on a
regular basis. Sara
is skilled in strategic planning, policy development, and
government affairs. More importantly, she especially enjoys
the people part of the business.
In the course of Sara’s career, she served as Executive Vice
President of the Idaho Cattle Association, was Senator Larry
Craig’s lead staffer during the 1996 Farm Bill, served as
Executive Director of the Idaho Rural Partnership, head of the
Idaho Soil & Water Conservation Commission, and was a
Regional Assistant Chief for 13 western states at the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation
these positions, she quickly learned the importance of forward
thinking, the benefit of recognizing the potential in
individuals, and the opportunity to find solutions that are
brings high energy to every endeavor. She is also a trusted
confidant because of her ability to engage all stakeholders
and to convert their ideas into action items.
She understands the importance of human capital in any
business and can easily match the needs of the business to the
strengths of the individual.
was raised on a ranch outside of Payette, Idaho and graduated
with honors from Payette High School. She graduated with
honors from the College of Idaho with a degree in economics.
During college, she also served as Student Body
President and was active in the FFA including service as State
President, personal development speaker, and as Director of the
Washington, D.C. Leadership Conference.
and her husband, Jim, live outside of Boise.
As time allows, they enjoy all that the great outdoors
have to offer – gardening, golfing, skiing, and snowshoeing
being top of the list. In
her personal and professional life, she is always seeking to
reach new heights!