Sandy has a strong background in Animal Science and Livestock Management of beef cattle, sheep, goats, swine, poultry and horses. She has been heavily involved in educating farmers and young people in livestock management, bio-security, food safety and dealing with environmental and water quality issues for over 25 years.
Prior to joining Ohio State University she was the Agriculture and Forestry Coordinator at Potomac State College in West Virginia where she served as an Academic Advisor as well as teaching classes in Animal and Equine Sciences and Animal Nutrition. Sandy was instrumental in improving the quality of the beef cattle herd and developed and managed the Boer goat flock as well as developing the A.A.S. degree in Equine Production and Management and managed the College's American Quarter Horse herd. She also worked for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture as the Poultry and Environmental Coordinator and Senior Marketing Specialist where she maintained and developed programs to promote, expand and improve the poultry industry in the state.
Sandy has long standing roots in Extension as her parents were both Extension Agents for the state of West Virginia and she has been involved with the programs surrounding Extension her entire life. She is the mother of two children (Justin and Trisha) who were both very active in 4-H and FFA in their youth.