Sadie is an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Sadie began her nursing career at a clinic, focusing on women’s health and infertility. Her hospital career has been at the Alaska Native Medical Center where she worked as a floor nurse, charge nurse, manager and her current position, Director of Nursing over all of the medsurg departments and helps oversee nursing student coordination. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has served as the nursing director of the COVID testing site and opened an Alternate Care Site attached to the hospital.
Her father’s adventurous spirit brought her to Alaska at the age of 11. Sadie continues to live in Alaska with her husband, 4 children and 2 dogs. As a family, they enjoy skiing, playing sports, and traveling.