Sarah Miller (’85) recently launched Chatterhood, an online resource she describes as “Yelp meets Angie’s List” for parents looking for reliable suggestions on kid-friendly businesses, babysitters, playdate locations, etc. We talked briefly with Sarah on her journey from St. Andrew’s student to Chatterhood CEO.
Sarah graduated from St. Andrew’s Lower School in 1985. She says her favorite St. Andrew’s memories “involve music and Mrs. Elkjer’s class: singing a solo ‘In His Time’ for a chapel service, performing in the first grade musical ‘Down by the Creekbank,’ and learning to play recorder and ukulele. I also loved learning calligraphy in Mrs. Roberts' fourth grade class, and I still use it to this day.” Sarah went on to graduate from Austin High School, then DePaw University with a degree in French and International Business. Later she earned an MBA from Texas Christian University. After working for high-tech firms, government and non-profits, Sarah now works as the Executive Director of Development Communications at UT’s Health Science Center in Houston.
Sarah spent years re-locating with her husband and two kids to new towns across the U.S., and struggled to find recommendations for local, kid-friendly vendors. As working parents, neither she nor her husband had enough time to spend hours researching online. Sarah decided to create her own solution, and launched the website Chatterhood in spring 2015 to fill this void. Sarah says she’s still in the process of building up the platform, which serves mostly Central Texas but is growing to serve other cities nationwide.
If you’re a parent who likes to provide feedback on these types of tools, Sarah would love to hear from you. She’s in the process of setting up focus groups to identify the features that matter most to parents of all ages. You can contact Sarah at email@example.com.
Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.