Parks & Rec Rep
Sarah Martin, CSFM
City of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Sarah Martin attended Colorado State University graduating with a degree in Landscape Horticulture and Turfgrass Management. She has worked in A, AA and AAA minor league baseball as well as at the home of the Brewers Spring Training in Phoenix. For the past 11 years Sarah has been employed with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. She manages the Reach 11 Sports Complex which is comprised of 18 soccer fields (1 artificial, 3 native soil, 14 sand base) and 4 little league baseball fields (2 native soil, 2 tot turf artificial for ADA games). Ms. Martin has been a member of the National STMA since 1998 as well as being active in her local chapters. She currently holds the position of President of the Arizona STMA.
Vision for STMA
My vision for the STMA is to continue to increase professionalism and awareness of the jobs that Sports Turf Managers do through education, community outreach and networking. It is important that we promote our profession as a respectable and highly educated group of individuals. To do this we need to attract membership and participation from all levels of Sports Turf workers, management and supervisors. Not only this, but to impress upon General Managers, Administrators, Coaches and others who hire and work directly with Sports Turf staff know how important it is to have knowledgeable Sports Turf Managers and crews working for the safety and playability of all surfaces.