About me

Sarah, nonbinary femme-presenting person with a pixie cut and glasses stands with a cane in front of a brick well. She looks to the right of the camera and smiles.

I'm Sarah Esterman—a marketer, writer, speaker, and chronic illness-haver. I live in Portland, Oregon with my partner, 7 lb. Persian cat, bowling ball of a dog, and 20-some houseplants. My pronouns are she/they. I’m a huge fan of the em dash.

I have more than nine years of lifecycle and email marketing experience—and you can currently find me doing it for Webflow. Previously, I worked in the wild regulatory west of fintech, where I built the lifecycle marketing programs from scratch at Simple and Bumped.

My approach when it comes to all of my work is that serving the customer will serve the business. I aim to be data-driven, but ultimately I make things for people.

A writer by nature, study, and trade, I regularly write about my experience with disabling, comorbid chronic illness on this here website. (I also sometimes write about work, marketing, and money.)

I love sharing my skillset with others at conferences and meetups. I speak at a few events a year about a variety of topics. For more information or to make inquiries, please see my Speaking page.

Outside of work, writing, speaking, and managing my illness (which is like another full-time job), I like to spend my time reading, playing video games, seeing plays at our local theater, and cuddling up with my floofs to watch Bob’s Burgers.