About Sarah


Sarah Garlick is a rock climber, geology nerd, science writer, mom to two boys, hack mountain biker.


Sarah is the author of two books: Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters: A Rock Climber’s Guide to Geology, winner of the 2009 Banff Mountain Book Award, and the National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America, released in 2014. She served as a writer and co-director for Namuli, a documentary film about rock climbing, biological discovery, and community-based conservation in Mozambique, and she was the curator for Beyond Granite: the Geology of Adventure, an exhibition at the Museum of the White Mountains in Plymouth, New Hampshire, that ran 2014–2015.


Sarah currently serves as the Director of Science Policy and Outreach for the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, the support arm of a long-term ecological study based in central New Hampshire. Sarah’s work at Hubbard Brook involves developing and implementing innovative programs for science communication and public engagement. She is the Principal Investigator of a new National Science Foundation-funded project called “Embedding Public Engagement with Science at Long Term Ecological Research Sites.

Sarah lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her husband, adventure cinematographer Jim Surette, and their two sons.