Sarah graduated with a master's degree in historic preservation from SCAD in 2005 and joined the historical society as the society's director of operations in 2006. She was appointed to the position of Executive Director in 2014.
In 2022, Tybee Island was designated as a UNESCO Site of Memory, which recognized the island as being one of 53 U.S. coastal ports that received enslaved Africans. Other Georgia sites include Savannah, Sapelo Sound and Jekyll Island. The Tybee Island Historical Society and an UNESCO affiliate, the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project (MPCPMP), partnered together for the project.