community based rehabilitation services provider
Sandie is an Idaho native who grew up in a small town just east of the Oregon border. Growing up in a small town allowed her the opportunity to explore the natural world and gain an appreciation for the simple things in life.
She graduated from Boise State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, but life decided to take her on a different path. She loves watching people of all ages learn and grow through their journey. She believes that we are all active participants in our lives, and that by giving ourselves some space, and a little compassion, we can start to become our true selves.
She loves experiencing different cultures and bringing people together to learn about one another. She is passionate about helping refugees and recently worked as a CBRS provider, helping refugee kids learn coping skills to improve their communication and socialization skills. She also provided case management for clients, by linking them to resources that would help them become more self-reliant. She loves helping people learn about unique opportunities in the community that can help them feel more joy in their lives.
She has two beautiful, spirited little girls who are her world. Every day, her daughters teach her something new about herself and challenge her to be a better person. Sandie loves watching her daughters' curiosity blossom as they discover new things about their world. She also has a Golden Retriever named Karma who loves people, especially those who give her treats.
In her free time, she loves to read. She is endlessly curious about human behavior and never gets bored learning about it. In the future, she would like to pursue a graduate degree in counseling. She also enjoys spending time in nature, hiking, camping, or simply sitting by a river and watching the water flow. Recently, she discovered that music is her soul language. She loves singing karaoke, especially in the car.
Sandie is passionate about working as part of a team to promote the importance of mental health in the community. She believes that it's important for people to be able to be their true selves, and she’s grateful that she gets to help people learn skills to navigate their journey.
She really appreciates the opportunity to get to know your families and looks forward to working with you throughout this process.
Have a beautiful day.