Sara Christensen, Portfolio Administrator; Venture North
Sara Christensen joined the Venture North team as Portfolio Administrator, where she is responsible for managing the flow of information between Venture North clients and loan applicants, underwriting and loan committees, and she provides administrative support to Executive Director Laura Galbraith.
She is an experienced professional in community and economic development in the region. Most recently serving as the Community Development Director for Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, a four-county region in Northwest Lower Michigan, where she worked for nine years. Sara is also a certified and experienced CDBG Grant Administrator through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Sara has also worked as an office administrator for a real estate office in Boyne City, taught as an adjunct professor at North Central Michigan College and as a teacher at Boyne City Public School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and a master’s from Spring Arbor University, both in education.