Sandi began her career at age 19 as a COOP student in 1984.
She has served as a Grassland Specialist, District Conservationist, Resource Conservationist, Soil Conservationist, and State Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager (Collateral Duty), and served collateral duty assignments on the State Civil Rights Area Committee (CRAC) and Area CRAC in various locations throughout her career in Missouri. She currently serves as Program Liaison, in the Illinois State Office.
Sandi is a married mother of six children and Grandmother to six. She is an Amateur Figure Body Builder, a Bronze Medal Dressage Rider (Horses), and Ordained Minister. Sandi and her husband, Allen have an 82 acre farm where they raise grass fed beef, laying hens, bees for honey, High Tunnel for vegetables, vineyard, and four horses. They host retreats for Inner City Youth who have never experienced the farm as well as other Children’s groups that want to experience the great outdoors.
She loves to help and inspire individuals to reach their goals.