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Sarah Elkins is mostly a reader. She earned a BA with majors in English & Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University. 

She and her husband, Max, run Hammer Cycles bike shop in White Sulphur Springs, WV. 


Since 2019, Sarah has served as a member of Lewisburg, WV City Council, and chair of the Parks Commission. Sarah is an avid mountain biker & hiker. She works to promote trail development throughout the Greenbrier Valley. She, Max, and a handful of other enthusiasts founded the Greenbrier Valley Youth Mountain Bike Team in 2019. In 2022, she took the reins as team director. Additionally, Sarah chairs the local IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) chapter GVORBA (Greenbrier Valley Off-road Bicycling Association) and serves as a member of the board of directors of the Greenbrier Trails Network. 

Sarah lives in Lewisburg, WV with Max; her son, Tad; two dogs, Sister & Messick; and one last goldfish, unnamed, who survived the roaming cat massacre of 2021. 

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