Sandy was named as board president late last summer. She began her professional career as an archaeologist and archaeological conservator, and then attended law school to specialize in environmental law. She has worked in environmental law and historic preservation law and advocacy in both New York and Washington, DC, and served as Assistant Counsel to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Sandy took a hiatus from practicing law when her children were born in the early to mid 1990s, and then joined her husband, Mark Frost, in operating the weekly Chronicle Newspaper, based in Glens Falls, which he had founded in 1980. She is currently Vice President of Lone Oak Publishing Co., Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of The Chronicle. She has worn many hats there, including features writer and editor, creator and editor of Adirondack Family Magazine, columnist, assistant publisher and legal counsel.
Sandy has served on many not-for-profit boards, focused on the arts, education and historic preservation, as well as on the Glens Falls City School District Board of Education. She served two terms as President of the Glens Falls Club of College Women, an educational women's club formed in 1907, just four years after Wiawaka was founded; she is a longtime member of the Crandall Trust, which administers Henry Crandall’s estate for the benefit of Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls; she serves on the board of the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra; and she is active with the Saratoga chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Sandy also publishes a blog, “Sandra’s Town & Country.”
When she’s not working at the paper or on Wiawaka matters, Sandy sings in one or more choral groups, plays the piano, plans travel and tries to remember to use her Headspace app daily to meditate.
Sandy has two sons in their mid-twenties, Alexander, who lives in Los Angeles, and Max, in Washington DC. She is also mom to two Wheaten Terrier girls, Zoe and Maggie.
Sandy has been thrilled to be able to enable some new events and programming for Wiawaka, such as An Evening with Lee Woodruff, on July 25; a program by Peg Breen, President of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, on July 14; and presentations by Sandy’s friend Betsy Bray, who drew a sold out crowd last year for her Beatrix Potter presentation and who returns on August 25 to present on Frank Lloyd Wright. And Sandy says “stay tuned” for information on another exciting event later this summer, featuring female chefs!