Sarah Garrison is the type of person who enjoys Microsoft Excel, putting organized systems in place, and has always been drawn to the consistent challenge that comes along with managing Operations. Her knack for organization and understanding business operations is what led her to create À la Carte Admin. Now able to bring her varied skill set to business owners across Portland, she most enjoys optimizing operations, editing websites, and creating beautifully thought out spreadsheets.
Sarah’s work experience reaches far and wide and no matter what industry your business is in, she has probably worked a position in or around it. Though she wore many hats as the Operations Director for Toro Bravo, and has also worked in the world of banking, in the offices of school districts, and held many positions around design, it is probably the coffee industry that is closest to her heart. With nearly two decades in the world of coffee, Sarah has worked as a barista, held several cafe and district manager positions and is now working on the rebranding and restructuring of an iconic Portland coffee shop, Coffeehouse Northwest.
When not perfecting her latte art or organizing and implementing systems that help businesses reach a state of flow, Sarah likes to focus on her personal passions of health, weight training, fashion, and design.
Caitlin has been learning about business since she was 6 years old. Growing up with Dan Dan, The Ice Cream Man as her father, she started working in his two T.C.B.Y.’s as soon as he could order a maroon polo small enough. Under his direction it wasn't long before she was able to manage the day-to-day operations while also learning to look at the businesses through a more zoomed out, macro lens.
After earning her Bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Public Relations, Caitlin moved to Portland where she was excited to put her degrees and customer service skills to work.
Her most recent work spans from 2015 to 2019 when she worked with Your Neighborhood Restaurant Group. Her start with the group was managing the office at Simpatica, which rolled into working as an Event Director, and not long after she was promoted to General Manager. With the closure of Simpatica in December of 2017, the owners offered her the chance to stay on with the group as a Project Manager, where she was able to improve administrative functions for the 6 restaurants, assist the 4 owners, and enhance day-to-day operations for Laurelhurst Market.
With a sunny disposition, confident attitude and a never-ending love of learning, Caitlin has built a cheerfully productive life in helping business owners reach their potential. In her free time she is usually thinking about food and can often be found researching wellness, reading a good book, perfecting a recipe, or trying to convince herself that she enjoys running.