Sandy’s career has included owning local consultancies, managing regional practices, serving as a director in local government, and a practice principal in an international consulting firm. Her passions being design of public spaces and gardens and local community building endeavors. Her work had been recognized with awards from ASLA, APA, APWA, YWCA, AIA, Sonoran Institute, Garden Writers of America and others. In 2018 Sandy retired from owning and managing firms, but continues to mentor emerging designers and practices as principal to the Fischer Bouma Partnership, Landscape Architects, Bainbridge Island, WA. Sandy serves as adjunct faculty to the University of Washington College of Built Environment, Landscape Architecture Program. Volunteer positions include Vice President of Michigan State University Landscape Architecture Alumni Board, Professionals Councils at UW, and Grounds Committee at The Bloedel Reserve. Other interests and creative pursuits include art, garden and home remodeling, travel, writing, and assisting two 30 something sons with creative entrepreneurial pursuits. Sandy co-authored The Authentic Garden published by Monticello Press.