Sandy has been the Musical Director of Lions Gate Chorus since November 1st , 1991. Her extensive training in classical piano (Grade X Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto), degrees in Psychology and Music Education from the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada), and vocal jazz & classical choral singing and conducting have all contributed to her success as a leader in the barbershop world.
Sandy is a Master 700 Director in the Director Certification Program, the highest designation possible, and is a Certified Sound Judge, and a Certified International Faculty member for the organization. She is a professional barbershop coach, traveling the world as a coach for both Sweet Adelines and the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Sandy sang tenor with Brava!, 2004 International Quartet Champions, Canada's very first Queens of Harmony! She also co-founded Martini Quartet in 2008, and sang with them for 3 years, achieving 3 top five international medals. She now sings with Glow, 2016 Int’l 9th Place Medalist Quartet.
On a personal note, Sandy is married to barbershopper Tim Marron, a Certified Singing Judge in the BHS, also a professional barbershop coach.
After spending the first 10 years of their marriage in Tacoma, WA with Tim’s sons Connor (20) & Austin (18), they moved up to White Rock, BC in early 2016, and Tim has become a Permanent Resident of Canada.