"Helping people has always been important to me. I enjoy being able to utilize my skills at gathering and assessing information to benefit our clients. My work here allows me a great opportunity to aid those in need."
Sarah Thomas enjoys gathering and analyzing data and financial information in order to obtain the most precise information possible about any situation. Utilizing her skills, Sarah is able to aid our attorneys in reviewing our clients' cases so that we can obtain the best possible results.
Sarah grew up in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1987. A facility for numbers led her to double major in Accounting and Finance. She later obtained her Certified Public Accountant license in 1989. Sarah put her accounting and financial knowledge to use in the healthcare practice of Arthur Andersen's Assurance and Business Advisory Division for 8 years. Her love of Texas and her Aggie pride would have kept her in Texas indefinitely, but she was lured to the mountains of Jackson, Wyoming, in 1995, where she honed her financial and business acumen and enjoyed skiing, hiking and fishing.
As Chief Financial and Information Officer of Northwest Healthcare in Kalispell, Sarah was responsible for the operations of corporate accounting, health information management, computer information services, materials management, patient accounts, and utilization review for a $100 million not-for-profit health care system. Sarah's analytical skills were responsible for growth and expansion. She worked closely with consultants and legal counsel. She provided financial analyses for the development of various potential business ventures and partnerships.
During her years in the financial and accounting world, Sarah was interested in the legal applications of her knowledge. She was excited when she was presented with the opportunity to put her analytical skills into practice at Bonner Stinson. Sarah gathers data and analyzes information - both financial and otherwise - in order to obtain a complete picture of our clients' circumstances. Whether it is interviewing witnesses or researching data, Sarah deftly accumulates the material necessary for each case. Working with our attorneys, Sarah's knowledge enables our attorneys to approach each case with all the information possible in order to best serve our clients.
For ten years, Sarah and her husband devoted themselves to running their own restaurant, Bubba's Bar-B-Que Restaurant. Her financial acumen and logical business planning enabled them to enjoy living out their dream of providing a welcoming, Texas-style restaurant for lovers of bar-b-que in Wyoming.
No matter where her work life takes her, Sarah applies the best practices possible to each situation. Her impressive array of skills transfers from the financial to the small business to the legal realm. She is able to quickly and thoroughly understand industry-specific content and identify relevant technical issues and potential risks. She has developed a strong working relationship with our attorneys, providing data analyses that benefit our clients.
Sarah loves spending time with her family, and makes a concerted effort to spend as much time with her kids as possible. They enjoy the outdoors, taking trips to Yellowstone and hiking when they can.