Name: Sara Gullickson
Age: 32 eek when did I turn 30?!
Title: Executive Director
Married/Single: Happily taken ☺
City you live in: Between Scottsdale and Tucson
My day is like… when I am not traveling to Denver, Chicago, Las Vegas or New York for business I typically wakeup around 7am walk and feed my two pug loves, Sassy and Brutus, have a large iced coffee, answer emails and head to Summits for a hot yoga sweat session. After yoga, I will typically take consultation calls, draft policies and procedures, client applications, financial projections and/or business planning, if I am working on a medical marijuana license application or government related consulting to help patients and dispensaries. Since my business is national and my clients are located all over the U.S. my at home time is precious so I try to fit my workouts in, spend time with the dogs and enjoy my condo with a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc and friends and family.
I was born… in Minneapolis, Minnesota but grew up in Minnetonka.
My favorite thing about Arizona… the weather. I gladly traded in my snowboard for a sunscreen and a bikini!
I’m listening to… discover Weekly on Spotify. Best. Jams. Ever.
My family… was recruited to Sunny Scottsdale from the Midwest about 2 years after I moved here in 2005. My mom and sister still live her and my dad moved back to Minnesota about 5 years ago to continue developing residential areas in the Midwest.
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… my grandfather. I was born on the side of the road in an ambulance a few weeks after he passed. My mom always told me I was just like him, I came out running and haven’t stopped. I would ask him questions about my mom when she was little, his life, and more about our genealogy.
One thing I cannot live without… yoga.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… my nickname was Jungle Jane so I would have to say a veterinarian. I used to bring home every stray animal I could find.
I’m inspired by… people with patience.
The one person who motivates me is… my boyfriend, Moe. He is my number one fan, biggest supporter, best business partner ever, the love of my life, soul mate and best friend in the entire world.
If I could change anything in the world, it would be… if I could figure out how to turn hate into love I believe the world would be a much better place.
The perfect day would be… every day that I learn a new lesson. While some days are harder than others every experience breeds a lesson, which shapes the way, we act and think. Without bad days we wouldn’t know how good we truly have it.
My first job was… at a grocery store. My dad told me I was too young to get a job so I walked to the corner market and applied. Needless to say I’ve always been driven and outspoken.
My favorite escape… India. I was lucky enough to go to India last year and the country and culture were both breathtaking. I am grateful for the life I lead and it was inspiring to see how the simplest acts of kindness provided me with riches money can’t buy.
My life… has slowed down a bit. I am enjoying this chapter of transitioning from a Jetsetter to a regional steward serving national clients in the great state of Arizona.
I’m currently working on… a unique business-to- business experience, wrapped up as a 2,500 square foot learning center and showroom for licensed entrepreneurs from all over the United States to gather the tools and interior elements for operating a state of the art State-compliant cannabis dispensary or retail facility.
Always… evolve and enjoy the ride.
Never… grow stagnant. Say I can.
Favorite Quote… “Life is a journey, not a destination.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Biggest Dream… to heal many.
My Pet Peeve(s)… an, “I can’t” attitude. Life will knock you down if you let it. Champions do not accept defeat; they learn from it. They strive in it. Always be a Champion.