About the Author

Sarah Burnett-Murray holds several degrees, diplomas, and certificates from McMaster University and Mohawk College which she has earned over a 10-year period. After working in the healthcare field for 17 years, Sarah switched professions to work in the co-operative housing sector. She is currently pursuing her Accredited Member of the Institute of Housing Management (AIHM) certification and working for a non-profit organization. Sarah is a big proponent of community engagement and education. As such, she spends a great deal of time volunteering as president of the Golden Horseshoe Co-operative Housing Federation and a local co-op housing board of directors. In addition, Sarah instructs for five co-op housing federations and sits on the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada’s National Education Committee.

Her favourite pastimes include spending time with family and friends, reading, writing, music, movies, and going on new adventures. Sarah is passionate about children and animals. She is currently in the adoption process as a way to build her family and has rescued many animals over the years. She believes that small kindnesses can change the world and that even tiny creatures (like Frank and Phoebe) deserve a great life.

You can reach Sarah at sbmurraybooks@gmail.com or follow her on social media:



2023 - Present

Executive Assistant, Non-profit Charitable Organization

2016 - 2023

Senior Coordinator, Co-operative Housing Operations

2000 - 2016

Regulated Pharmacy Technician (R.Ph.T.), Home Healthcare Technician, Diabetes Specialist

2008 - 2011

Academic Researcher, Teaching Assistant, and Exam Invigilator


2019 - Present

Accredited Member of the Institute of Housing Management (AIHM) Certification


Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE) Training, Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies


The Science of Well-Being Certificate, Psychology - Yale University

2010 - 2012

Regulated Pharmacy Technician - Mohawk College (Bridging Program)

2008 - 2010

Master of Arts, Sociology - McMaster University - Graduated Summa Cum Laude 

2005 - 2008

Honours Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Minor in Gerontology - McMaster University

2003 - 2005

General Arts and Science Diploma - Mohawk College - Graduated with Distinction