A native of the United Kingdom, Sandy and her husband Colin have lived in the USA since 1995 and in Blacksburg since 2004. They have two children. Tim graduated from the Business School at Virginia Tech, and is now working in the Human Resources Department at VT. Catherine graduated from UVA and is currently studying for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at VCU. From personal experiences, Sandy is very knowledgeable about the local real estate market, schools and student activities.
Sandy’s background is in teaching and computer science. She has a Bachelor of Education degree in PE with Math, and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of London. She has worked fulltime as a teacher and also in the computer industry. While raising her family, she worked part time as a substitute teacher for the Montgomery County School System and in the Computer Science department at Virginia Tech.
Her main hobby is tennis and she participates in league play in Blacksburg. She has held leadership positions on several sports and booster clubs, and currently serves on the board of the Haymarket Square Townhomes Association. Sandy is also an active Rotarian and enjoys volunteering in the community.
Deciding to switch careers to being a Realtor was easy for Sandy due to her love of homes and in meeting people. Having moved several times, including internationally, she understands the need to minimize stress in the buying and selling process. So it’s a natural fit when she works with families either relocating state to state or internationally. Her calm manner, attention to detail, and both organizational and listening skills are her attributes, and her clients get a pleasant bonus with her soothing British accent !