Born in Thomasville, North Carolina, Sandie’s family moved to Florida when she was 8 and has always called Florida her home state.
She attended Eustis High School in Eustis, Florida and subsequently received a B.A. from the University of South Florida in English Education, Speech Communications with a minor in Journalism.
Her professional career began as a classroom teacher in Lake County where she touched the lives of young people for almost 20 years. In 1986 she was Teacher of the Year and the following year her students dedicated the 1987 yearbook in her honor.
In the late 80’s her family relocated to Louisville, Kentucky for 3-1/2 years. She worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Provost at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and was awarded a Presidential Honor for her service to the seminary.
Having completed seminary training, the family moved to Jacksonville, Florida. She worked in the Public Relations Division of the Florida Baptist State Convention for approximately ten years.
Another family relocation took her to Ocala, Florida and there is where her work in the legal field began. She answered an ad in the Ocala newspaper for a legal assistant and was hired as a secretary/legal assistant at the Ayres, Cluster Law Firm. She worked there for almost 9 years. She was contacted by Community Legal Services of North Florida and subsequently became the Pro Bono Coordinator for the 5th Judicial Circuit — a position she held for almost 9 years. Her last year she was named Outstanding Employee of the Year by the organization which then covered 12 counties.
Her most recent move was to Tallahassee, Florida. A friend of her family mentioned she knew of an attorney who was looking for a legal assistant. Thus Sandie’s work at Max Factor Law began over five years ago. Her various backgrounds allow her to relate to clients from various backgrounds and with the various legal issues.