KMA welcomes Sarah Evan, who has more than 15 years’ experience as a Human Resources professional. Originally from Bath, Maine, Sarah launched her career in Vermont after earning a BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in HR, from the University of Vermont.
Sarah made her way back to Maine in 2009 to be closer to family, and continued to develop her HR and recruiting bona fides at Mid Coast Hospital and non-profit organizations Shalom House and The Opportunity Alliance. She also worked for L.L.Bean in sales and customer service, and firmly believes that her customer-driven approach is highly valuable to her work in recruiting and HR consulting.
At KMA, Sarah looks forward to continuing to practice her core values of respect and gratitude. “I apply these principles every day, and find that when you show others respect and appreciation, people feel valued, and relationships strengthen as a result.”
Sarah is devoted to animals, and shares her life with her black lab Rufus, two cats Loki and Bartleby, and Morgan horse named Connor. She is also passionate about holistic health and well-being through nutrition. Welcome, Sarah!
What interested you in working for KMA?
I had applied for another position and my phone interview was conducted by a KMA employee. During the entire phone call, which felt like two HR professionals chatting rather than an interview, I kept thinking, “I want to work with her!” That phone call led me exactly where I want to be, part of a team of HR professionals that felt immediately like my “tribe”—fun, smart, caring, and dedicated to providing excellent customer service.
Why did you choose to work in HR?
I wanted to help people in the workplace. I am fortunate that I found in my focus of recruitment that I’m not only able to help clients find the right talent for their businesses, I’m able to work with people to find the right job! It’s the fun side of HR for me. It’s about relationship building and pairing people up with the right position.
What’s one takeaway from your HR work that you’d like to share with others?
Keep training your people and offering learning opportunities! Often, the training focus falls on staff who need coaching towards improvement. Your top performers need continuous training. It’s been my experience that people who are lifelong learners have been my greatest and most successful performers.