About Sarah Garmire

Sarah Garmire Anderson Island

Bob and I landed on Anderson Island in 1995 from several years on McNeil Island (as employees, no funny business). We’ve been islanders for about 20 years total. We love it here and firmly believe in the “island way” of waving to everyone and serving this community.

I was honored to join the ranks of outstanding island volunteers in 2010 as the island’s woman of the year.  I extend that friendly customer service attitude in my professional life as well.   As a broker with Pacific Northwest Towns & Sound Realty, I have the latest tools to facilitate buying or selling.  I’ll walk with you through every step of the process.

A native Western Washingtonian, my great-grands pioneered both Tacoma in Pierce County and Arlington in Snohomish County, arriving in the Washington Territory in the 1880s.  I know the area and its history very well.

I’m an artsy-fartsy, hat crazy, entertaining people person with Type-A extrovert energy.  Watch for me riding my bling-ed out pink scooter in the summer or my purple ’69 VW when the mood strikes.  Be sure to wave!

I volunteer with many of our island organizations, such as

  • Volunteer Island Patrol member

    Sarah Garmire says, “I see Anderson Island in your future.” Photo by Rick Kirkman
  • Historical Society, gift store consigner
  • Community Club, Island Fair helper
  • Church organist

I’ve also been featured on HGTV’s Island Life episode on Anderson Island, click here to watch.

A few more things. . .

  • Pierce County Clothing and Textile Advisor
  • Board member, Tacoma Highland Games Association, newsletter editor
  • Clan Stewart Society Regional High Commissioner
  • Published author, freelance writer, graduate of the FilmSchool screenwriting program
  • Seattle Pacific University, BA in Business Management
  • The Evergreen State College (go, geoducks!), Master’s in Public Administration
  • Fourteen years service in the Coast Guard Reserve and Washington Army National Guard Public Affairs, broadcast journalist
  • Little known fact: Placed 7th in an international piano competition in Llangollen, Wales

Give me a call at 253-377-6116 !