A Sad Time for Steve's Forums Users - RIP Sarah Joyce Weber AKA mtclimber

Sarah-mtclimber.jpgSadly, we just learned on Friday, November 4th (2011) that Sarah Joyce Weber (affectionately known as mtclimber here at Steve's) passed on in April, 2011.

We can remember when Sarah stopped posting to the forums in April, indicating that she was taking a break. But, we never suspected that she had health problems, since Sarah didn't mention any personal problems (and that's typical of Sarah, always the strong one, setting an example of strength for others).

Sarah was a tremendous help to our forum members here, always willing to coach our readers so that they'd make the right decisions to improve their photography, constantly coming up with innovative ways to motivate others to improve.

She was great at setting examples of how to get the best out of the equipment members here could afford, often showing readers how to save hundreds of dollars by making simple changes that let them get much better results with modest gear, versus spending a lot of money on more expensive solutions.

We will never forget her "feisty" attitude, always "cutting through the chase", helping members make better decisions based on her common sense and real world experience, guiding camera buyers through what can be a confusing maze of available features so that they would make the best decisions possible about the equipment they bought and used.

After leading a full career as an Airline Pilot for TWA, Sarah became a Digital Camera Instructor teaching at a Community College, and often volunteered time to share her knowledge and skills in photography to help out readers here at Steve's.

Sarah made over 18 Thousand posts in our forums, providing tutorials and answering questions to steer readers in the right direction to help them get the best out of their cameras. She was always a great motivator to others, never afraid to put her reputation on the line to show others what their camera was capable of in the right hands.

Our sincere condolences go out to Sarah's family, especially to her husband Bradley. Sarah was deeply appreciated by all of us, and she will be missed. May mtclimber rest in peace.

If you'd like to pay your respects on the forums, some members have already started a thread - A Tribute to Sarah Joyce Weber...mtnclimber