Sarah Woods serves as Associate Vice President of Curation and Archives for El Pomar Foundation, overseeing collections management, research and exhibit development at El Pomar’s three historic properties – Penrose Heritage Museum, Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun and Penrose House. She also directs the Julie Penrose Award, an El Pomar program that honors outstanding women making significant contributions to community through dedicated leadership, engagement and service.
Sarah graduated from Santa Fe University of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing. She earned a Master of Library Science, Specialization in Archives and Records Management from Indiana University. Sarah’s interest in organizations with deep rooted history led to graduate internships with NASA and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee prior to joining El Pomar Foundation in 2018.
Sarah serves as Secretary of the Central City Opera Board of Directors and previously chaired the Accessioning, Acquisitions and Appraisals steering committee for the Society of American Archivists. In 2023, Sarah was named a Rising Star by the Colorado Springs Business Journal and participated in Center for Creative Leadership’s Community Leadership Program.