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Sandy has a professional background primarily in Ecommerce and design with a side of senior care in the form of teaching fitness and art classes at a retirement community. She was born in New England but arrived in NC in her teen years and doesn’t plan to leave. As a graduate of NCSU’s College of Design, she tries to keep up with the ol’ Wolfpack but often forgets. In her spare time she loves hiking and backpacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, painting pet portraits, and attempting to learn the fiddle. She is excited to be a part of the Brand Fuel team and for the opportunity to assist customers with any Online Services queries!

Childhood photo of Sandy Baran.

Causes You Support: NC Conservation Network, Interfaith Food Shuttle, and Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Favorite Song Artists: Patty Griffin, Amos Lee, Elton John, Dolly Parton, and my brother’s band, Sinners & Saints, out of Charlotte, NC (shameless plug!!)

What I want to be when I grow up: Hopeful and forever curious!

Favorite Book: Any book with a strong sense of place and some magical realism…Mink River by Brian Doyle and By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho are a couple favorites

Favorite Artist (i.e. painter): Georgia O’Keefe and Stephen Wiltshire, who has a photographic memory and draws amazing cityscapes after a short helicopter ride over various cities, remembering incredible detail.

Favorite Song: Up to the Mountain by Patty Griffin

Favorite Place to Travel: Anywhere! But especially the Blue Ridge Mountains!

My Superpower: I try hard to be a good listener and empathizer!

Favorite Condiment: BBQ Sauce

Your dinner guest choice (dead or alive): Dolly Parton