Staff Spotlight, Sarah Hodder
TEP: Tell us about yourself!
Sarah: Hi, I’m Sarah! I was born and raised in Minnesota and currently live in the Twin Cities with my husband David and two dogs, Jones and Fiona, who are the sweetest pups in the Midwest (according to me). I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls with my Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and though I still hold art very near and dear to my heart, I have found a TON of joy in working with people in my Human Resources roles. When I’m not recruiting awesome candidates for The Emily Program, I enjoy camping, hiking, gardening, browsing Reddit on my phone, and of course, binge-watching shows on Netflix.
TEP: What’s the one thing you want people to know about The Emily Program?
Sarah: Working for The Emily Program has been such an eye-opening experience–the amount of knowledge, passion, and empathy that our staff possesses amazes me daily! Though I don’t work directly with clients, I feel they are in the best hands through their journey knowing what I know about the people that work here. The TEP staff are my heroes!
TEP: What is the best part of your job?
Sarah: I really enjoy meeting and learning about all of the people that are drawn to working for our organization–we all have different but similar stories about how we ended up here and I love being a part of that journey in someone’s career. My co-workers in HR and across the organization are people who I admire and enjoy spending my time with and it makes it that much easier to work hard for them!
TEP: What are you most looking forward to this year?
Sarah: So many things! The Packers winning the Super Bowl (don’t make me regret saying that, Packers!!), home improvement projects, and spending more time learning to play my ukulele.
TEP: What’s a fun fact about yourself?
Sarah: I know how to blow glass! Glassblowing was my emphasis in college and is such a fun and challenging medium to work with!