It was Sarah's dream to help orphaned and abandoned babies. As a child she thought that would mean she would run an orphanage. She first came to Haiti in 2001 with a large group for a week of "voluntourism". She returned again on her own, at the age of 17, in 2003. In 2004 she was volunteering at an orphanage and making plans to start her own, when she learned about maternal mortality. That was when she decided to become a midwife so that she could prevent the need for orphanages.
In 2008, after completing midwifery school, Sarah moved to Haiti and started Olive Tree Projects.
Sarah lives in Jacmel, Haiti full time with her husband Jean-Pierre (JP), and their three children Jean-Moise, Jean-Jacques, and Doris.