Sandy grew up in Colorado Springs and has watched the growth of the city through the decades. Her roots are in the west side where she lives in her childhood neighborhood with her husband and black lab.
She has a BA in English from UCCS and an MLIS (Masters of Library and Information Science) from San Jose State University. She has worked as a buyer for Gardenburger, Inc., table and countertop manufacturers, and a small startup company that produces jewelry, badges, and novelty items. She is currently the Business Strategic Services librarian for Pikes Peak Library District where she enjoys teaching people how to use the resources the library has as well as connecting people with other community resources.
Sandy also serves as secretary on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Association of Libraries and has served as a member of the Old Colorado City Association Board.