Sara Buley was born in Salina, Kansas, but grew up in Southern California. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, she spent two years in Honduras with the Peace Corps. Her work included teaching housewives how to work together and improve their diet and sanitation. After a few years as a bilingual employee with the Social Security Administration in San Diego, she began teaching Spanish. Travel and Spanish are her two favorite things. She and her husband moved to Great Falls in 1991. She taught both social studies and Spanish at C M Russell High School, and enjoyed taking students on trips to different Spanish speaking countries over the years. She retired in 2018 and is an elder on the governing board of First Presbyterian Church. In addition to Peace Place, she is active on the board of the Montana Wilderness Association. Sara enjoys hiking and walking her dog along with her daughter.