I’m Sara Payne, the second-newest team member at T&S as of the writing of this article. I’m the Project Manager, aka Organizer of Success. I work remotely in Colorado Springs, enjoying a view of the Rockies.
As an introduction, here are some interesting facts about me.
Fact #1 – I owned a black-footed ferret.
They were classified as extinct in 1980 but were put back on the endangered list when discovered in Wyoming. We found him under a shed, and he was domesticated. We had him for six years until his passing.
Fact #2 – I taught English to Bantu refugees.
When they fled their homeland and came to America, I volunteered to teach English to the children.
Fact #3 – I have a Patas monkey named after me.
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s director named one of the female monkeys after me. She is the dominant female and has two children.
Fact #4 – I kayaked the Saranac River.
While making a pit stop on the river shoreline, I got to hang out with a bald eagle.
Fact #5 – I love flightless birds.
What’s not to love? They still have scientists baffled, and what they lack in flight, they make up for in cuteness.
Fact #6 – I’ve climbed six mountain peaks.
While living in Lake Placid, NY, I managed to climb peaks on my time off. My favorite peak was Owl Head, and I climbed Mt. Baker for regular cardio.
Fact #7 – I was a cellist.
I was in the orchestra from elementary school till the end of high school. I occasionally played the gong in percussion and ensemble.
Fact #8 – I’m a leaf peeper.
Yes! I like to peep the leaves. It is a tradition that started out east but extended to the west. I just went through the Colorado western passes to observe the turning of the foliage.
Fact #9 – I’m Assyrian Orthodox Christian.
My maternal side is Assyrian from Urmia, Iran. I’m proud to say that my people are one of the oldest nations of Christians.
Fact #10 – I haven’t flown in a plane since 1999.
The last time I was on a plane, I traveled from South Carolina to Oregon. I’ve relied on the wheels and feet ever since.
What do you think? Does anything in there strike you as particularly interesting?