After working as a customer service and sales rep, Sara Strickland was looking for a career change. She found it at The News-Democrat, becoming the circulation coordinator for Carrollton’s weekly newspaper.
Born in Madison, Ind., Strickland grew up in nearby Hanover, Ind. She is the daughter of Cara Wingham Meador and Rick Mahoney and has two sisters and two brothers. She graduated from Trimble County High School in 2009 and was a stay-at-home mom with her 3-year-old daughter, Parker, and worked as a customer service representative at VF Outlet in Carrollton.