Sandee grew up in California and moved to Fairbanks with her husband, Jim, in 1976. She worked in the banking industry as a secretary and was promoted to construction loan officer. She changed careers in the mid-80s and became a paralegal and office manager in the legal field, where she worked for 20+ years. Sandee is now part of CCHRC and wants to help make Alaskan homes more energy-efficient and affordable in our cold climate, especially in Fairbanks. Sandee earned associate degrees in Small Business and in Paralegal Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Sandee is also a PADI MST scuba instructor as well as a certified first responder and CPR instructor. She has two children who have built their own homes in Fairbanks and two beautiful grandchildren.