Sandy is an international official in the sport of sailing and a lifelong sailor. She is recognized by World Sailing as an International Judge, Umpire, and Race Officer. She is also currently Chair of the Race Committee at Annapolis Yacht Club.
Sandy does not remember learning how to sail: She grew up sailing initially on family boats and then competing for many years in keelboats like the J/22 and J/24 all around the country. She match-raced for several years rising at one point to 13th rank among women internationally.
She shifted priorities into officiating and has served at international events around the world over the last 15 years including highlights such as being Chief Judge twice at the Laser Women's Radial World Championships; being Principal Race Officer for the 2018 J/22 World Championships and the 2017 5O5 World Championships.
As her mid-life crisis, she started to train and compete in triathlons and other endurance sports, culminating in finish in the 2016 Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI, and 3rd in her age group in the 2018 International Triathlon Union's Aqua-Bike World Championships.
Professionally, she has been career software developer working over the years with (among others) Leidos, SAIC, and NASA.