Sara has been a lender for over 21 years, ten years as a Mortgage Lender in Metropolitan Detroit, and at Clearwater Credit Union as a consumer lender and now the Indirect Lending Manager. She received a Journalism degree from The University of Montana. Sara is passionate about equality and about helping people reach their financial goals.
Before joining this Board, she served as a Homeword Advisory Board Member for a year and continues to be a presenter in the Financial Skill Building classes. She has served on a variety of Homeword committees including Fundraising and Outreach, Finance, and as Chair of the Program Committee, as well as a member of the Executive Committee as Secretary, Vice President, President, and currently as Past President. Sara volunteers for a variety of non-profit organizations. She enjoys hiking, camping, live music and running her business, Sara Anne Sunshine Photography.
“I love helping people understand how credit works, and how to use loans to better their situation. For instance, keeping the balance on a credit card to 30% or less of the max credit line at all times can really boost your score, and the fact that it may make sense to keep making payments rather than paying a loan off early. Every person’s credit profile is unique, so it’s important to speak with a loan officer or financial counselor to get individual advice.”