Her first job was in housekeeping at The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA which has been in her family for 50 years. A 20 year side-track into retail apparel operations, marketing, design and brand development, gave her a strong foundation of leadership and strategic ability. Ralph Lauren, Gap Inc, and Limited Brands were the family businesses that Sarah learned from to shape her own. A three-year stint in Paris added seasoning. Main Street now owns and operates 5 properties in The Berkshires of Western, MA with two openings in Rhode Island in 2020 and a growing pipeline of projects. “Creating places that enable people to connect in meaningful ways” is Main Street’s mission. Sarah serves on the Board of Directors of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Indian Mountain School Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board of The Boston Symphony Orchestra. Sarah is a graduate of Smith College and resides in Great Barrington, Mass. with her husband and two sons.
Something ILC attendees would never guess about you:
That I rode a motorcycle to Alaska from San Francisco and back
Favorite place to stay when traveling:
Le Duc de St. Simon in Paris
MUST have travel item:
Cashmere Wrap and Lavendar spray!
Biggest extravagance or vice:
Travel- not sure it’s a vice!
Who in the industry inspires you:
Theophilis North by Thorton Wilder
House keeper at The Red Lion Inn