GILLETTE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Extension announced today that Campbell County has gained a community vitality and health educator: Sara Olsen.
Olsen, who has a master’s in kinesiology and health from UW, began her work Aug. 21. She hopes to inspire everyone to focus more on their well-being, according to a news release from UW Extension, which brings the university’s resources to each Wyoming county.
Since graduating in 2003, Olsen has accrued 20 years of experience in health, education and administrative work, the release said. After years of service in Washington as a consultant and family educator, she returned to Gillette in 2014 and became a paraprofessional for Campbell County School District. Olsen is on the AVA Community Art Center’s board and is a parent councilmember.
“We need to start implementing healthy behaviors at all ages. It is never too early or late to start healthy habits,” she said.
UW Extension Senior Associate Mandy Marney said the center is thrilled to have Olsen join the community vitality and health team.
“She has impactful ideas regarding health and wellness programming, and I am excited to see how she positively influences Campbell County moving forward,” Marney said.
Olsen plans to assess community needs and develop fun activities for residents. One of her ideas is a walking program.
“I feel like my toolbox is well equipped with lots of experience and life to help me be successful,” she said.