Sara Jane Maclennan has been an AOA Certified Judge since 2005, and is a Judge Trainer for the Apprenticeship Program. She has judged both halter and fleece shows across the United States as well as Canada. Sara Jane is committed to a fair and thorough examination of all alpacas entered in shows as well as clear oral reasons for placement. She believes that the show system is an excellent opportunity for breeders to learn and improve their breeding programs. Further, she has taught many seminars at alpaca venues and conducted numerous herd evaluations. Sara Jane is keenly interested in getting information about selection and breeding out to alpaca breeders with the goal of improving the American herd.
Sara Jane first encountered alpacas in 1971 while living and working in South America. She and her husband Hugh began Dundee Farm in 1996. They designed and built their farm at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Sedalia Colorado, where they stand several huacaya studs.
Sara Jane is an urban designer and has spent her professional career working on large scale downtown revitalization and transportation projects in the United States, Canada, Eastern Europe, and Asia.