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Sarah Horner

Sarah Horner
Communications Manager

"I love the outdoors: camping with family and friends, hiking through new terrain, jumping in lakes, marveling at the vastness of Lake Superior, paddling through morning mist in the Boundary Waters. I’ll never forget my first trip into the BWCA alongside my two sisters now almost a decade ago. There were unexpected beaver dams and rain and aching muscles and power-struggles over steering, but there were also unforgettable sunrises and towering trees reflecting off glass lakes and newfound grit and a kind of quiet none of us had known before. It was a life-changing experience, and one that cemented in my soul the need to preserve wild places and protect our increasingly threatened natural world. It’s a privilege to bring my storytelling and media background to an organization working to do that everyday."

Sarah has over 15 years of experience working as a journalist in Minnesota. She landed her first job in the field just out of college at a daily newspaper in Fergus Falls, Minn., where she covered all facets of life and government in a small town. From there, she moved to the Duluth News Tribune, where she fell madly in love with the North Shore while reporting on the city’s education system. Before joining MCEA, she spent a decade covering government, education, crime and legal affairs for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, which also happens to be her hometown paper. Sarah is a fierce believer in the vital role journalism plays in maintaining a healthy democracy and global community. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005 from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.