Welcome Interim Executive Director Sarah Brown

Interim Executive Director Sarah Brown

Following the retirement of Executive Director Don Linnertz, the TwispWorks Board of Directors is pleased to announce Sarah Brown as Interim Executive Director. Sarah is a strong community leader, and we are confident in her ability to guide TwispWorks forward.

Sarah began her work with TwispWorks in September. She has a lifelong passion for creating positive change in the areas of social services, economic development, and climate change. She ran her own farm in Carlton for a decade and has also worked for many Methow Valley nonprofits.

Always curious, Sarah received a Fulbright Fellowship to research rural social innovation in Hungary in 2017, followed by a fellowship to pursue her master’s degree in Public Administration at Cornell University. She graduated from Cornell during COVID and since then has been back on her farm in Carlton with her family, working with Resilient Methow and Room One and enjoying the clean water, snow, mountains, and community of the Methow Valley.

At TwispWorks, Sarah will oversee staff operations, organizational planning, and strategic partnerships. You can welcome Sarah, or share questions and ideas, at executivedirector@twispworks.org.

The board has relaunched the search for a permanent Executive Director. Details about the position are available here and candidates are encouraged to submit applications for priority review by November 15.

During this time of transition, we remain committed to TwispWorks’ mission of increasing the economic and cultural vitality of the Methow Valley. We look forward to completing the Executive Director search, and in the meantime, we are thrilled to have Sarah join us in creating a vibrant Methow Valley.