Meet Our Alumni
Growing up as the daughter of a small business owner, Sarah Hermes developed an appreciation for Kansas City's entrepreneurial legacy at a young age. She graduated with a landscape architecture degree from Cornell University, which was an interesting fusion of both creative and analytical thinking. However, since graduating, Sarah's passion has evolved into applying this type of hybrid thinking to business and marketing.
After graduating, Sarah moved back to Kansas City to work with her father as a landscape designer and marketing director. Sarah then accepted a position with Karuna Consulting, a boutique digital marketing firm that supports clients in the health and wellness industry. During her two years there, she also helped launch and run a national weekly radio show that featured startups from around the country called Dream Big America.
Since moving back to Kansas City, Sarah has developed love for the thriving entrepreneurship culture and buzzing energy in this city. She enjoys keeping tabs on the startup, foodie, and microbrewery scenes in Kansas City, but escapes to the mountains for a hike whenever she has the opportunity. Sarah now works for Lockton Companies as a Producer.