Sandy was born and brought up in Canterbury and has worked as a social worker and supervisor in the Canterbury area for many years. She has an MA in social work and much of her career has involved working with children, young people and their families who face great challenges managing every day life. She has recently spent 6 years supporting families managing their home repairs following the Canterbury earthquakes. Sandy is excited to be working with families motivated to overcome difficulties and each for their full potential. Outside of work, Sandy enjoys spending time with family and travel when the opportunity arises.