Sandy began her involvement with cerebral palsy sports, because her then 11-year-old son wanted to be a competitive athlete. She started her volunteer career with the Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (ACPSA) helping wherever she could, attending her first games in British Columbia in 1998. It will come as no surprise, that in quick order, she became President of ACPSA and in 2002 became the President of CCPSA through to 2017. It was under her watch as President of CCPSA that Boccia Canada was established. In 2011 Sandy joined the Executive Committee of Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association, eventually taking a leadership role in establishing both the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed, now World Boccia) and the International Federation of CP Football.
Sandy is masterful in developing and nurturing relationships. She was always well respected and trusted by those who shared her point of view and by those who did not. Her ability to connect with people is one of the things that makes her such an outstanding leader.