Sandra’s childhood epitomized the free play lifestyle that now being researched as highly important for healthy youth development. The local park near her home in New Westminster was the gathering spot for many kids who spent many hours playing whatever was thought of that day. In high school she was a top player on both her basketball and volleyball teams, eventually moving on to play two years of college basketball. She has coached youth from 4-18 in basketball and soccer in both club and school settings over the last decade. Recently, Sandra has spent 4 years owning and operating a daycare. Between the daycare and being a mother of 4 young kids, she works tirelessly to instill the joy of movement and play in this generation of kids that helped shape her own youth.