Sandy Beakey, Branch Manager/Associate Broker for the Bennion Deville La Quinta office, has worked in real estate since 1980 -- for the first three years in sales and then as a managing broker associate for several large corporate brokerages. She is known for her strong leadership skills, strong work ethic, and problem solving skills. A native Californian, she moved to Palm Springs as a child, the daughter of prominent hotel owners. Sandy graduated from Palm Springs High School, moved to Hawaii with her family, attended University of Hawaii, and then Chabot College in northern California, and Cal State Hayward. Sandy has had many affiliations with the Palm Springs and Palm Desert Board of Realtors, as a member of the Education Committee, Professional Standards, Long Range Planning, and Nominating Committees, and Chairman of the Education Committee and Co-Chairman of Budget and Finance, Treasurer, and recipient of Realtor of the Year award. Sandy also serves on the board of directors for Animal Samaritans SPCA as vice president.