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Sarah Otteman (right), a Lockport Township High School graduate who now works for Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, spends a day at the beach with co-worker Katie Ristow. Photos submitted
Sarah Otteman is the assistant director of athletic communications at Pepperdine University, a role that keeps her busy writing stories and taking photos, like she is doing here, taking the headshot for indoor volleyball player Jenna Tunnell at El Matador in Malibu.
Otteman has worked all around the country, including in Colorado where she would go snowboarding every Monday.
Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor
8:26 am CDT July 12, 2017
As Sarah Otteman rounds the final turn of Malibu Canyon on her way to work, and the Pacific Ocean stretches warmly in front of her, she realizes she is a long way from home. And a smile creeps across her face. “There’s moments where I’m driving through the canyon, it’s 8:30 in the morning,” she said. “... The sun is shining and glistening through the clouds in the mountains and the haze, and then you pull around that corner, and it’s the ocean. It’s one of moments where it’s like, ‘I’m happy right now.’”