Sandy was born in Crescent City, California and attended grade school through the third grade in Grants Pass, Oregon. She moved with her family to several Northern California logging communities where her dad made a living as a logger.
Sandy spent the summers rough camping in the mountains with her family while her father pursued his logging business. When she become old enough, she helped her dad in his logging business by carrying gas cans, wedges and axes through the rough mountain terrain of the California High Sierras. Many of the late afternoons where spent with her family fishing for rainbow trout, picking wild huckleberries and salmon cap berries.
In 1964 Sandy moved to Portland Oregon and graduated from Portland Adventist Academy (next to Mall 205) as a class officer and went on to attend a private college. Sandy joined the real estate industry in 1986 with Stan Wiley Realty and subsequently to Equity Group - now known as RE/MAX Equity Group.
Included in her 32 years of continuous real estate experience were seven years in the 1990's with U.S. National Bank as Assistant Vice President and Loan Recovery Officer. In that capacity, she tactfully dealt with borrowers and successfully maintained positive relations with customers, providing technical advice and training to other loan recovery staff members and continually streamlining department operations to maximize work flow and ensure optimum efficiency. She consistently exceeded performance standards in all functional areas.
Sandy has also given back to the real estate community by joining and volunteering her time with the Women's Council of Realtors - where she was voted in and served as (a) Oregon State Chapter President (b) Oregon State Governor for two years (c) Two times Realtor of the Year - local and state level.
For the past 20 years Sandy has been a full time real estate broker with RE/MAX Equity Group, listing and selling residential real estate and successfully closing many short sale transactions. Sandy has also worked with many Bank-REO Departments and Asset Management Companies in listing and selling their portfolio assets.
Sandy currently lives in NW Portland with the love of her life, Don. Together they have five children, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.