2019 JAN FEB DOWN COUNTRY ROADS MAGAZINE DCR Jan.Feb.2019 web - Page 49

Kancan jeans $58, Something Special hat $24, handmade necklaces $19 and $35, Rabbit fur poncho $79, Zenana Premium 3/4 sleeve shirt $24, Mussell boots $126. Available at Doc & Alice in Rapid City. moment­ and­ someone­ is­ always­ a­ source­ of­ entertainment. They­are­often­told­they­should­have­their­own­reality­show.­ “Brad­and­I­are­like­PB&J;­we­just­go­together,”­she­adds. “There­isn’t­a­place­I­wouldn’t­go­or­a­thing­I­wouldn’t­do­with him.­We­love­spending­time­together.”­ Their­relationship,­Sandy­says,­is­focused­on­God­first­and then­family.­That’s­the­secret­sauce­to­any­relationship,­she says.­­ Sandy­may­be­a­small-town­girl,­but­she­has­certainly­ad- justed­to­big-town­living.­She­has­been­employed­as­the­spe- cialty­leasing­manager­at­Rushmore­Mall­for­just­under­a­year, and­it­suits­her­perfectly,­as­she­has­a­passion­for­fashion,­re- tail­and­sales.­In­2008,­Sandy­opened­a­boutique­in­Sioux­Falls, so­she­has­a­retail­background­and­knows­what­it­takes­to­make it­in­that­industry.­ “In­my­short­time­at­the­mall,­I­have­filled­many­vacancies and­am­working­on­several­more­opportunities­that­will­be­a great­asset­to­our­community­and­our­mall,”­she­says.­“I­am aggressively­persistent;­leasing­is­my­game.”­ In­2000­Sandy­and­Brad­started­Turkey­Creek­Labradors,­a Bebe Rose Collections handbag $45, Kancan jeans $59, T Party lace top $59, Ethyl denim jacket $99, Turquoise necklaces $22- $29. Available at Doc & Alice in Rapid City. business­venture­in­which­they­raise­and­sell­Labrador­puppies across­the­United­States,­specializing­in­red­pointing­labs.­­ “The­red­coloring­is­unique,”­she­says.­“They­have­the­color of­a­golden­retriever,­but­they­are­purebred­AKC­labs­and­are a­hot­commodity.­ The­dogs­have­the­perfect­on/off­switch­for­hunting­or­just lounging­around­the­house,­she­notes.­ “They­are­truly­your­best­friend,”­she­says. They­have­two­kennel­locations,­one­in­Lake­Benton­and the­other­between­Keystone­and­Hill­City,­where­they­live.­ “I­always­say,­‘Life­without­four-legged­love­is­no­life­at all,’”­she­says.­ Sandy­also­recently­started­another­business­called­Re-de- sign­on­a­Dime­in­which­she­transforms­spaces.­Whether­the budget­is­$500­or­$500,000,­no­project­is­too­big­or­too­small.­­ “I­ am­ an­ entrepreneurial-minded­ leader­ who­ continually strives­for­never-ending­improvement,”­she­says.­“I­take­ordi- nary­and­transform­it­into­extraordinary!” Being­able­to­live­in­the­Black­Hills­is­a­blessing,­she­says. “We­have­granite­rocks­jutting­out­of­our­backyard­and­a­beau- tiful­meadow­in­the­front,”­she­says.­“We­moved­from­Min- nesota­in­August­2011­and­have­never­looked­back.­There­is just­something­about­these­hills;­they­are­therapeutic.” Sandy’s­favorite­thing­to­do­is­to­go­ATVing­with­Brad­in­the Black­Hills.­­ DOWN COUNTRY ROADS 49