Originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia, Sarah attended the University of Georgia for her undergraduate degree in education. After studying abroad at Oxford University in Oxford, England, Sarah returned back to Athens and taught middle school for four years.
After leaving her teaching career in Oconee County, Sarah joined a national brokerage firm and was named their Newly Licensed Agent of the Year for 2003. Sarah, Christy and Stephanie left the national brokerage firm to form CJ&L in 2005. Sarah obtained her broker’s license in 2006 and has acted as managing broker since.
Sarah has served as a member of the public relations committee, nominating committee, education committee, and board of directors for the Athens Area Association of Realtors. She has volunteered for Make A Wish Foundation and fundraised for World of Wonder playground and March of Dimes. She currently serves on the advisory committee at Emmanuel Episcopal Day School, as a member of the 1919 young professional organization for Athens Regional Medical Center, and as a member of the Clarke County Board of Education. She resides in the historic Boulevard neighborhood in Athens with her husband, builder/developer Tom Ellis, and their three children and dog. They are members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.