Get to know Sarah Shively, Maven Bid Assistant and event photographer with Marquam Auction Agency. Sarah adores benefit auction work and the inherent generosity of the industry – she strongly believes Portland has some of the ​kindest​ organizations that exist ​anywhere ​and considers it a joy to see their work in action!

Sarah earned her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Professional Actor Training Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. She’s a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. Sarah shines behind the camera as well – while living in New York, she launched a production company that focused on short videos. These days, she and her wife remain active in video production, producing videos for real estate communities, the tech industry ​and​ the benefit auction world.

A true lifelong learner, Sarah Shively holds a Certificate in Intercultural Training from Portland State University and is currently taking online courses through IdeoU for a Certificate degree in Creative Leadership. She formerly taught English as a Second Language at Columbia University, and this summer, the tireless and brainy Sarah will join Road Scholar as a Group Leader for Intergenerational Tours. She’s always been interested in and motivated by strategies for creative collaboration and group dynamics; she loves working with large groups (fundraising events) AND small (one-to-one coaching). She’s also a member of the Oregon Organizational Development Network – a passionate, global network of folks committed to positive change and community building. She’s a great fit here at MAA and we’re thrilled she’s been a part of the family since 2017!