Most of Sara’s time as a youngster was spent outside; finding frogspawn, lighting fires, camping, building dens and treehouses. Having lived in Northumberland her whole life, Sara has explored the county’s castles, coast, and wild places since childhood.
After school, Sara studied photography at Newcastle College, gaining a Foundation Degree. During that time, she worked as a 35mm projectionist at one of the oldest Cinemas in England, The Forum Cinema in Hexham.
She started working for The Vindolanda Trust, after college. Sara was drawn to Vindolanda because of their work as a charitable trust. During her time there, she was promoted from her initial role in customer service to manager of The Roman Army Museum.
After the death of her Grandmother Sara started organising long distance charity walks. First she walked Hadrian’s Wall National Trail for Motor Neurone Disease. Then St Oswald’s Way for The British Heart Foundation and CHUF – The Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital. She also trail blazed a memorial walk for Kevin’s Gran, raising money for Bowel Disease Research.
WILD DOG OUTDOORS & ANCIENT BRITAIN
In 2010, she and Kevin re-evaluated what they wanted from life and decided to go travelling around France in a campervan for six months. Once they returned to the UK, Sara moved towards the outdoor sector and worked at the outdoor activity centre Allout Adventures.
In 2013 she helped Kevin plan his road trip to Mongolia, whilst also setting up Wild Dog Outdoors. Wild Dog Outdoors was a culmination of all her interests in photography, history and outdoor activities.
As the company grew and developed over the next five years, history became the common thread between all the activities on offer. As such Sara and Kevin decided to re-name their company. In 2019 Ancient Britain was born.
Now Sara assists with the activities, as well as helping with the administration and organisation part of the office. She also works part-time for The National Trust at Housesteads on Hadrian’s Wall.
Sara’s driving force and passion behind any venture will help ensure success.