Having grown up the fourth of five children and the youngest of four daughters in a very traditional Italian household, Sandra learned about strong work ethic early on. Her father was a self-made residential builder/architect, and her mother was a “before-her-time” independent and complementary partner to him in marriage, family, and business. As children of Ellis Island immigrants and survivors of the Great Depression, her parents were old-fashioned in many ways, but they saw the world changing for women and encouraged their daughters to be self-reliant and independent thinkers as adults. They would briefly regret this once the girls were teenagers!
Following a local college career, Sandra advanced through a few software solutions corporations as an executive assistant to CEO’s office manager and then worked in sales before joining ADAM 20 years ago. She works behind the scenes managing the details that make the law firm a stable business entity and ensuring the staff has the necessary tools to provide ADAM clients with the exceptional representation they’ve come to expect.
Sandra has been married for 34 years and credits gratitude, tenacity, and her husband’s sense of humor for getting through the seasons of good times and bad. They have three adult children who have taught her as much as she has taught them. All of them still live locally in Macomb County and enjoy spending time as a family together. Sandra is a dog lover and would rescue/adopt unlimited numbers if not for her husband’s voice of reason. She is also an avid reader and finds small moments of peace planting and tending gardens.