Sara Hipson

Director, Client Services

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In her role as Director, Client Services, at Mentor Works, a Ryan Company, Sara acts as a dynamic strategic funding advisor dedicated to supporting Canadian businesses. Primarily focused within the high tech and manufacturing sectors, Sara connects partners and clients with funding and resources to help move forward innovative and strategic projects. Concentrated on economic development and business optimization, Sara leverages government strategic priorities and business best practices, to best advise clients on approach when entering the funding and incentives landscape. Sara, who holds a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto, studying environmental biology and forest conservation, has a keen interest in projects that support sustainable business and clean technology.

Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”

– Michael Jordan

A former NCAA athlete, Sara acted as President of northern British Columbia’s regional sport development organization, Engage Sport North, for three years. She plays hockey, softball, and beach volleyball recreationally, and also goes skiing in the winter. When she isn’t working or playing sports, you can find Sara hiking with her dogs or in her veggie garden.