Staying grounded is overrated, at least in Sara Brubaker’s world. As Aerial and Battle Games Activities Manager, Sara oversees the operations of the popular TimberTrek Adventure Park, TreeTops Canopy Tour Zipline and Gravity Zipline as well as Paintball and Laser Tag courses. An unusual job like hers requires an unusual spirit, temperament and passion, and Sara checks all of those boxes and then some.
She has worked at Adventures on the Gorge for eight years, starting in retail and progressing to management.
She is a teacher at heart, and she uses her skills as an educator to teach her guests to appreciate and help preserve the natural world, most importantly the region’s ancient Hemlock forests. The resort’s beloved TreeTops Canopy Tour Zipline offers her a regular opportunity to do that just that, as she and her staff teach guests about the dangers of the Wooly Adelgid, an invasive species that is capable of killing the majestic trees. Sara is one of the handful of staffers who volunteers to help vaccinate the trees against the deadline affects of the bug. She also works closely with zipline contractors to ensure that any adjustments to the course effectively protect the health of the trees. “I feel responsible for the forest,” she said.
Sara also enjoys encouraging people to challenge themselves at the TimberTrek Adventure Park, which recently added a seventh course. The course is great for teambuilding, and she enjoys working with groups of all ages to help them achieve their goals.
A native of Fayetteville, Sara married her high school sweetheart and she and their family – including two sons, a black cat named Onyx and three fish – still reside in her hometown. When she’s not working or flying through the air with guests, she enjoys gardening, cooking, canning, hiking and photography.