- B.S. Equestrian Studies, Averett University
- M.S. Ed., American College of Education
Sandy enjoyed 30 years in the equine industry as a horse trainer, dressage and eventing riding instructor, and barn manager. Prior to working in Extension, Sandy was employed with the Masters of Foxhounds Association and Averett University. Sandy draws on her lifelong experience with 4-H, having served as a 4-H Leader in Prince William County and raising her family in the program. As a youth, she enjoyed growing up in the Kansas 4-H Horse program, serving on the state 4-H horse youth council and state horse judging team, and showed primarily in the western division. In her free time, she continues to manage her own boarding facility and web design business and enjoys trail riding and showing as much as possible.