Sarah was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. When she was 5 years old, her parents were divorced and she moved to California to a very small hippie town. Her mom and stepdad were hippies. She had an older sister and a younger brother and she was the middle child. She also had a couple of step sisters and half brothers. Sarah looks back fondly and says that she had a nice childhood. She was homeschooled for 5 years. Her family traveled from San Francisco, up and down the coastline in a sailboat for most of her childhood. Her dad lived in Cincinnati and she visited him for summers. Her family spent their time on a 52 foot sailboat, mostly in the Bay area. In the summers, her family sailed down to Santa Barbara and back up. Homeschooling was year round.