Chief Administrative Officer and Owner
Sarah is a co-founder and owner of Bonsai Design, a world-class aerial adventure firm based in Grand Junction, CO. With her husband and brother, she turned a dream into a business in a basement office with 3 boxes of receipts, a flip phone, a tiny Macbook, and an iron will for success. Sarah’s attention to detail and profitability has facilitated Bonsai’s exponential growth over the last twelve years, helping to position Bonsai as an industry leader in sustainable outdoor aerial adventure. From treetop canopy tours to 3000 foot zip lines, Bonsai pushes the edges of the industry with their innovative designs that captivate the hundreds of thousands of participants who experience their courses every year.
Sarah is also a founder of the Outdoor Recreation Coalition of the Grand Valley, a group of local businesses and organizations committed to economic development in the outdoor recreation industry in Western Colorado. The ORC has had statewide recognition as a leader of the grassroots effort to bring economic diversity through the outdoor recreation industry. Sarah also serves on the Grand Junction Economic Partnership Board, and the State of Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Advisory Council. Sarah is also active in the community, serving as a voice to encourage K-12 education funding, economic vibrancy and sustainability. An avid outdoorswoman, Sarah is passionate about trail running, ski mountaineering, and mountain biking. In her free time, she can be found climbing 14ers, paddling the Colorado River, and skiing at Powderhorn with her husband Thaddeus, and their three active boys.