Sandy has over 27 years of experience in workforce development that include education, contract-management, program design and regional training at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. She is a certified National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurial (NFTE) educator and Human Center Design (HCD) trainer and consultant. Her HCD techniques have supported workforce programs and TA around transitions, culture change, improving customer service and efficiency. She was invited to the White House and the Department of Labor to present her team’s HCD young adult challenge success program.
Sandy’s business, Driven2Dare, Inc (D2D), isn’t just about racing – it’s about education. She brings motorsports enthusiasts together to motivate and share their passion for racing while promoting safety, responsibility, and quality of life. D2D provides military bases safety education, motorcycle mentorship training, off-road, boating, driving education, and off-base events. As of 2020, we have provided programs for over 150,000 participants on multiple bases around the country.
As a keynote speaker, Sandy presents to multiple audiences, over 10,000 participants annually, around personal growth, job development, customer center design, career pathways, entrepreneurial, women in alternative careers, safety education, diversity, and motivation. Her experiences from multiple passions and career ideals create an environment to engage her audience, build hope, determination and find their life purpose. Sandy is recognized for her ability to inspire, empower, and connect people to success.
teachings of a Mentor
“It is imperative that young women have mentors to support and help them discover their passion. It is equally important to teach young women how to open doors and keep them open for their predecessors.”
Created innovative safety training for the military around everything Powersports with the primary goal is to reduce mishaps. To date, we have served over 100,000 military personnel in multiple states. We developed a motorcycle mentorship training that teaches advanced control and techniques for riders who have been riding for over 1 year. We build in a mentorship mindset that is scientifically based while teaching how and when to be a mentor. We utilize the skill of top motorcycle riders to engage and teach this course. Currently, Rickey Gadson (12x AMA world street bike champion) is our lead instructor for the Drive2Ride Mentorship Course and a national keynote speaker.
I read somewhere that in one race season, you succeed and fail more than some experience in a lifetime. Then add to that responsibility: wife, mother, grandmother, career woman, entrepreneur, spokesperson, teacher. These experiences have been amazing, but lose their value if you don’t mentor or pass them down.
Racing/crewing in the I.M.C.A. and SCRA racing divisions achieving 2 championships.
Racing instructor for the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience, and Dream Drive Exotics.
Named “Top 50 people in San Diego” by the San Diego Magazine
Featured on the cover of the San Diego Family Magazine recognized for “Women in Alternative Sports
“Top 100 businesswomen in San Diego”
“Top 100 Women Who Use Their Sport to Mentor in the U.S.,” recognition by the National Girl Scouts Council
Recognized at the MADD convention as a leading program that decreased teen DUI and street racing by 70% in the Chula Vista & National City area
Athena Racing is a STEM Education extracurricular program for young ladies in high school and gap year who are pursuing careers in the Automotive, Motorsports and Transporation industries.