Sandy is a lifelong Northfield person, growing up on a farm south of Northfield and graduating from Northfield High School. She spent several years in the banking industry and also has a very extensive non-profit background. She has been an active volunteer with the Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration since 1983 serving in various positions including General Chairperson of the celebration, secretary, Board Director and currently as the treasurer. She has a deep love for animals and is very involved in volunteering with the Prairie's Edge Humane Society in Northfield, including fostering dogs. Sandy resides in Northfield with her Shiba Inu dog Fletcher.