Like many before her, Sarah Artis started her writing career by scribbling her teenage passions and woes in tear-stained, floral journals. While Sarah still spends much of her time pondering and analyzing the world around her, she has matured into a professional and published writer.
Sarah's writing and photos have been published in national, provincial and regional magazines and newspapers. Through her work, she strives to open people's minds to new ways of thinking. She wants people to feel deeply and think differently.
Some of Sarah's favourite things to write about are travel, culture, wellness, social issues, extreme sports, and human behaviour. Sarah especially loves interviewing people and hearing their unique stories. She's always fascinated by how humans are so different, yet so similar.
In 2007, Sarah won the Jack Webster Seeing the World Through New Eyes' fellowship. As part of the award, she travelled to and published stories about Mozambique and Rwanda.
Sarah grew up in Vancouver. During part of her 20s, she completed a business degree with a focus on entrepreneurship at the University of Victoria. The rest of the time she bounced between living in her parent's basement, working to save money, and a range of fascinating third world countries, where she travelled, worked, studied and grew into the person she is today.
When Sarah realized she could turn her curiosity into a career, she returned to school to complete a journalism certificate. She graduated in 2006 and moved to Terrace to work for a summer as a rookie reporter at the local newspaper, the Terrace Standard.
Having always felt a little overwhelmed by the big, bad city of Vancouver, Sarah quickly fell in love with Northwest BC. One summer turned into 11 years and the best hometown she could imagine.
Day to day, Sarah runs Sarah & Company Communications. The company works mainly with local First Nations and government agencies, but also with community organizations, and small and medium-sized businesses. Through simple language and clean design, Sarah & Company Communications helps its clients deliver powerful messages that everyone can understand.
Sarah is also the mother of two young daughters who are, of course, always perfectly clean and well-behaved. For fun, Sarah escapes into the wilderness on her mountain bike. Deep in the forest, she enjoys silence and adrenaline.