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Hi there.

Sara Ruth is a creative, organized, computer nerd who loves to be outside. She was trained as a scientist, map maker, and grant writer. She is a self-taught small business owner, web designer, and bookkeeper. She is a NC Licensed Realtor. Her true passion lies in helping others and helping the Earth. 

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My Story

Born and raised in Murphy, Sara Ruth spent her free time exploring the woods and creeks or folding brochures at the family real estate office. Sara Ruth graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. Upon graduation, she received the ‘Emerging Scholar’ award for her research on microbial populations in surface water. Sara Ruth worked for seven years in the environmental non-profit sector with her most recent position being the Senior Land Conservation Manager for Mainspring Conservation Trust. In that position, she secured over $9 million in grant funding to purchase land for conservation. 

In 2022, Sara Ruth and her husband, started Nantahala Adventures, offering E-Bike Tours in Nantahala National Forest under a USFS Special Use Permit. Sara Ruth spent 8 months re-learning how to build and design web sites (as her computer programing course in college was a bit dated!). Today, she is able to build complex web sites with all the functionality that a thriving business needs in a matter of weeks. Check out her work > >.

Sara Ruth also operates Sustainable Appalachia, Co. where she works as an Environmental and Real Estate Consultant. Her clients consist of private landowners/builders, conservation non-profits, and local governments. 



I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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