Sarah moved from Buffalo NY to the Wood River Valley in 2002 where she met her future husband Jon. In 2008 they married and moved to Seattle where Sarah attended Bastyr University and received a Master’s degree in Nutrition and became a Registered Dietitian. After the birth of their son Silas in 2012, they moved back to the valley in 2013 and Sarah started working at St. Luke’s. She became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 2015 and their daughter Norah was born in 2016.
Sarah is passionate about ensuring her children have access to the outdoors, arts, and music through a Waldorf-inspired education model. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and downhill and nordic skiing with her family and friends. She currently works for St. Luke as the director of Community Engagement and manages the Center for Community Health.
Jennifer was born in Oregon. She is a registered member of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. After high school she attended the University of Oregon and received her Bachelors in Family and Human Services in the College of Education, in 2008. With her degree she went back to work with the Tribes as a Family and Human Services Caseworker. Jennifer returned to the University Of Oregon’s College of Education to obtain her Masters in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education in 2010. After Graduating in 2011, she Married her Husband and joined him in the Wood River Valley to begin her career in education. She taught early childhood special education for 5 years, and became a mother. After having her 2 children, Josephine and Jackson, she was moved to the kindergarten classroom. She taught Kindergarten for 2 years and then decided to make a shift to the private school sector. She now teaches toddlers at the Sun Valley Community School.
Jennifer is a committed member of the community with an educational background that is committed to the success of Syringa Mountain School.
Sandi Viau was born and raised in Burley, Idaho. She moved to the Wood River Valley with her three sons in 1987 but was transferred elsewhere in 1992. She managed to return 20 years later to be closer to her family. Sandi, a CPA, has a bachelor’s degree from Boise State, and an MBA from Gonzaga University. Her work experience includes Idaho Legislative Auditors Office, managing accounting departments for Mountain States Savings Bank, TPM Financial, Century Publishing, and Lake Las Vegas Joint Venture, and owning a tax franchise and CPA practice. She has volunteered as a SCORE mentor, BB/BS director, Hailey Chamber director, and member of the BCSD finance committee. Currently, she also serves on the WSHP board, HURA board, and NSM HOA board. She wants to ensure her Grandchildren have a quality choice for Education in the Wood River Valley.