Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia gave (sarah) Zahner a core foundation for community yet left her with a yearning to see the world outside the "picket fence". After studying anthropology, she took off for California and Vermont to serve as an Americorps *VISTA volunteer. Through this experience of seeing how other people lived really opened Zahner's eyes to living more consciously with the world rather than haphazardly in the world. She has dedicated her career to relationship building and now conducts a train the trainer program in de-escalation. She's learning and growing as she builds community in Milwaukee where she found her family of friends through Transition Milwaukee. Her belief in community and the transition movement led her to become a Transition Trainer. Her search for what is outside the "picket fence" has now shifted to building community inside the "picket fence" where she's found all that she needs.