IMG_1441Sara Carter, Director of Operations (919) 463-5012,

Sara Carter received a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University and a Bachelor’s degree in Family, Youth, and Community Science from the University of Florida. She began her career as a child abuse case manager in Gainesville, FL before attending graduate school. As a graduate student at Auburn University, she supported Cooperative Extension projects including the Begin Education Early Program, and Family Child Care Partnerships bringing evidence-based Social Emotional Learning Tools to In Home Child Care facilities in Alabama.  She moved to North Carolina in 2010 with her husband John. Before joining the Youth Thrive team, she worked in Workforce Development focusing on youth and emerging adulthood initiatives. Sara enjoys the many great activities that the Triangle has to offer, including biking in Umstead Park and on the Tobacco Trail, running on the many Greenways with her rescue dog, and going to the many-many local events and festivals.

Fun Facts about Sara

  • Green Smoothie Enthusiast!
  • Visited all 50 states! Hawaii was definitely the Favorite!
  • The youngest child in a blended family of 9 kids!