Prior to joining Loehrs & Associates, Sara McDermott worked in the legal industry for over five years. Experience gained with civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts gave her invaluable knowledge that’s proven essential to her transition to a computer forensics career. McDermott has worked at Loehrs & Associates since 2012, involved in every aspect of the company’s operation. She’s handled administrative tasks and in-house computer forensics examinations including evidence acquisition, forensic analysis and report preparation. Since 2013, she has been travelling throughout the country conducting off-site forensics examinations at state and federal facilities. She is trained in and proficient in the use of industry standard forensic methodologies, procedures and tools. McDermott uses computer forensic tools from Guidance Software, Access Data, Cellebrite, Blacklight, Paraben and numerous others.
McDermott earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Arizona after transferring from Pima Community College. She has completed many hours of forensic training, is an Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE), a Licensed Private Investigator in the State of Arizona and is currently preparing for her EnCase (EnCE) certification.
In 2012, McDermott co-founded the Scott McDermott Sunflower Endowed Scholarship Fund at Salpointe Catholic High School, in memory of her father. McDermott joined the Board of Directors of Homicide Survivors, Inc., a nonprofit victim assistance organization, in 2013. As a board member, she continues contributing to the community by providing support for the families of murder victims.
When not volunteering her time, McDermott attends professional sporting events, as well as cheering on her fellow Wildcats at college games. She enjoys travelling, with Bali being next on her list. McDermott is the mother of two dogs, Kenzo and Coco, who are part time employees of Loehrs & Associates. Their tasks include supervising her work, overseeing security, hosting quarterly office meetings and snacking on treats.