Sarah Thornton

I feel at my best when outside- biking, walking, hiking. Some of my best ideas usually start on a bike ride into the office. My preferred ways of learning a new city is by walking or transit. That is how one can get to know a community, the growth, and patterns. I love working at Alta because all of those things I mentioned are much more noticeable to me now and it feels great to know that we are providing development opportunities and plans in cities and towns nationwide that are beautiful, sustainable, and economically-beneficial for people to live an active and healthy life.


Sarah brings a background rooted in strategic marketing and branding. Prior to Alta, she worked for marketing and branding agencies and her passion for sustainable development and healthy lifestyles led her to join Alta. Sarah is the East Region’s Marketing Manager based in Durham, NC providing strategic business development and marketing support to each of the offices located in the East Region.