Sara was born in 1971 in Wyoming, USA. As a university student in San Francisco, she met and took refuge with Lama Ole Nydahl in 1991. She has lived in and helped to start Diamond Way Buddhist centers since 1993, in California, Texas, New Mexico and Nevada. She has been teaching at Diamond Way Buddhist centers at Lama Ole's request since 2015. Currently she lives in Las Vegas and Seattle. She owns a rehabilitation and Pilates studio in Las Vegas.