Sara Rishforth grew up in South Carolina and spent eight years in Alaska, where she relied on lattes, nachos, and her circle of friends to survive the long winters. Having lucked out on the dating lottery, Sara retired from the scene and now lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and their fuzzy orange cat.

When not stealing quarters from her husband’s drawer to fund her latte habit, Sara tests recipes, watches Top Chef, plays ukulele, or gabs on the phone with her mother.

These days, Sara slings tickets at Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort (winter), works for a traveling chef, provides companionship at a retirement community, and walks Pilot Butte twice a day.