Sarah is a native of Teutopolis, Illinois. The daughter of small business owners, she worked as a newspaper reporter after earning a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Eastern Illinois University before she returned to school in 2013 to earn her law degree from the University of Illinois.
Upon becoming licensed to practice law in Illinois in November 2016, Sarah started a solo law practice, Startup Effingham Legal Services, to assist small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in achieving their business goals. Simultaneously, Sarah created Effingham Recycles, a community organized focused on increasing access to and use of recycling services in the community and developing forward-thinking local policy initiatives.
In November 2018, Sarah was excited to move her law practice to Tapella & Eberspacher, where she continues to represent small business owners. By joining Tapella & Eberspacher, Sarah was able to grow her transactional practice to include larger corporate clients, estate planning, probate, and trust administration.
She serves as Chair of Effingham Recycles and Treasurer of the Effingham Public Library Board. She lives in Effingham with her husband, Dan, and their son, Victor.