USA Nordic Sport is pleased to announce that Sarah Anderson has joined the organization as Development Director, a role created to capitalize on the organization’s continued growth.
Anderson will focus on strengthening existing partnerships and as well as identifying new opportunities, developing strategic relationships, and assisting in the planning and execution of fundraising events.
While the position is new, it has always been part of the organization’s long-term plan, concurrent with the organization’s growth. As the organization has grown over the years, so have the needs and responsibilities that have typically fallen on the shoulders of dedicated staff and an extremely helpful board.
USA Nordic Sport identified an opportunity to bring Anderson on board, after her involvement as a parent of two jumpers at the Park City Nordic Ski Club increased. Her extensive skills in organization and fundraising were evident in a variety of volunteer roles. In addition to serving as Co-President of the PTO at Jeremy Ranch Elementary School, she is a board member of JW Cotillion, and a member of the National Charity League, as well as a full time mother of two.
“Initially, a lack of understanding my daughter’s sport made me become more involved at a club level” Anderson said. “It just snowballed into volunteering my time on a larger scale.”
Anderson began volunteering in different roles at events. Her jobs included hill marking, hill preparation, equipment control, and as a starter at the top of the jump during competitions. After a year on the fundraising committee, Anderson began to take on more roles in the organization. Most recently, her part in the Dream 2018 fundraiser held in July identified a need that could be filled and Anderson’s position became permanent.
Anderson currently lives in Park City, UT with her husband Erik and their two children Sofie (12) and Reid (9).