My name is Sarah Hodges. I currently reside in Fort Dodge, Iowa. I have 1 American Cocker Spaniel and a black lab. My start with NAHRA, was 17 years ago, when I started helping to train dogs in Southern Iowa.
Growing up I kept busy between school, sports, work, helping with the boarding kennel, and hunt test training. At NAHRA tests I helped throw birds, marshal, and even handled dogs for some family friends. After high school I moved almost 4 hours away from home for school. It took much of my time away from dogs, but thankfully, I never lost touch completely. After finishing school, I moved back closer to home and was able to get back into the world of hunt tests and training. I became involved in the local Skunk River Hunting Retriever Club.
Fast forward to December of 2014. I was finally living in a location where I could have more than 1 dog. I started figuring out where and who I wanted a pup out of. April of 2015 I brought home my new little lab puppy. This past year we started our NAHRA journey as owner/handler. It has been quite a journey, am looking forward to our future. When test season is over we enjoy upland hunting, and it has been a joy watching my girl mature in the field.
I am excited to start my journey as regional director for the Central Region. I am excited that I am able to be a part of an organization that has given so much to me. I am looking forward to my future with NAHRA.
Fort Dodge, Iowa