Sarah Harper Burke received the Leadership Award from the Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition this week at the Outdoor Industry trade show. Working for the Nantahala Outdoor Center and the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Burke played a pivotal role in growing recreation in the Southeast. Her career in the outdoor industry has spanned two decades and has included work with Zoar Outdoor and Osprey Packs.
She served on the Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition board of directors from 2010 to 2014, where she worked with other top women in her field and gain a more global view of management in the outdoor, bike and ski industries.
Sarah and her husband, David, live in Colorado and enjoy the surrounding desert and mountain activities in the four corners area. She takes pride in encouraging, mentoring, and engaging young women in business.