Staff Spotlight – Sarah Neufeld

  • Position: Finance Director
  • Joined the Lead ‘Em Up team in December 2016
  • Sarah joins the team with a passion for leadership and a skillset in accounting and finance.  Sarah earned her undergrad at Portland State University and later went on to earn a Master of Arts in Leadership at Trinity Western University.  She currently coaches the women’s team at Mount Royal University in Canada.
  • Sarah lives in Calgary with her husband and their dog Zoey

Here’s 23-unique things about Sarah:

  1. I am related to 22nd and 24th President of the United States; Grover Cleveland. (My Maiden name is Cleveland).
  2. In elementary school I was a competitive skipper.
  3. I have traveled to 42 of the 50 US states. I will be at 43 by summer 2017.
  4. My siblings and I all have middle names that start with R.
  5. My first job was at a small breakfast diner where I had to wear kaki pants, a white collared shirt and a tie. My dad taught me how to tie a tie.
  6. I believe fully in the statement, “Tattoos are addicting”.
  7. I once travelled to Atlanta to watch a Falcons / Packers game only to not be able to watch the game because the game time was flexed and I wouldn’t make my flight back to Calgary. We sold our tickets and went to a Georgia Tech / Duke football game instead.
  8. My favorite arena growing up as a child was McNichols Area home of the Denver Nuggets. My favorite sports venue as an adult is Wrigley Field.
  9. My husband was born in Germany, I was born in Colorado, and we live in Calgary, AB, Canada.
  10. The NCAA program I follow most closely is the Michigan State Men’s Basketball team, and the Iowa State Women’s Basketball team.
  11. I met Justin Timberlake at South Beach in Miami when I was in high school.
  12. Similarly to Adam Bradley; I don’t like movies.
  13. My husband walked down the aisle at our wedding to “Another one bites the dust”
  14. In the first game I ever coached (as a HS student coaching a 6th grade game) I received a technical foul for ‘helping a ref make a call’.
  15. My first love is and will always be my horse who I named Pistol Pete.
  16. I have traveled most of western Europe and plan to one day go back (especially with and for my husband so he can see where he was born).
  17. My dream sporting event to attend is the Olympics. I really should have gone to Rio as I knew 6 athletes competing for Team Canada in those summer games.
  18. My sister, brother and I all started dating our now-spouses the same week in August 2014.
  19. I graduated from Portland State University with two Bachelor degrees in just over 3 years.
  20. I have jumped out of a plane 8 times.
  21. Over the last four years cooking has become a passion of mine. I love it. I hate baking.
  22. My favorite workout activity is cycling. I bought my first road bike this year and can’t get enough of it.
  23. My husband’s job will forever take us new places. We are currently half way through a 5 year post with the RCMP and I will always look forward to our next home and next adventure.