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Cassandra (Sandy) Beach, Owner, Beachsite Designs
Sandy Beach

Cassandra C. (Sandy) Beach
37810 S. Silverwood Dr. Tucson, AZ 85739


Owner, BeachSite Designs. Founded and currently operating full-service website design company, including website design, hosting, maintenance and search engine optimization for small businesses and organizations. Provided contract services to EMJI, SciQuest Corp.; US Naval Research Lab. See for selected designed sites. 1997 - present.

Certified Yoga Instructor, Duke Center for Living at Fearrington, NC and other venues, May 2006 - present.

Standardized Patient, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC. Testing, evaluating and coaching medical, pharmacy and nursing students. July 2002 - 2008.

Co-Owner and Manager, Paradaesa Farms, Pittsboro, NC. Started, developed, and managed exotic animal farm for ostriches, emus, llamas, and other livestock. Principle products included breeder stock and ostrich and emu meat, sold through the subsidiary company, Gourmet Ostrich. Responsibilities included animal and land management, financial and tax management, marketing and sales. 1988 - 1997.

Co-owner and Treasurer, Gourmet Ostrich, LLC, Pittsboro, NC. Developed financial program for meat distribution company, including computerized inventory control, invoices, disbursements and marketing. 1995 - 1997.

Chief, Forest Products Market Development Program, NC Forest Service, NC Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, Raleigh, NC. Developed State-sponsored marketing program for NC forest products. Specific initiatives included industrial recruitment of forest products companies (as a certified industrial developer), export assistance, and industrial wood energy. Early application of PC computing applications to marketing efforts. 1983 - 1985.

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Natural Resources, NC Department of Natural Resources and Community Development (DNRCD), Raleigh NC. Senior policy and budget advisor and chief staff aide to the Assistant Secretary of Natural Resources. Responsibilities included top-level policy and budget analysis of the State’s natural resource programs, including environmental programs, forestry, parks, fisheries and coastal management. 1981 - 1983.

Director, Office of Plans and Programs, NC DNRCD, Raleigh, NC. Management of five-member staff which developed Department’s operating plans, expansion budget requests, legislative initiatives, administrative policies, program evaluation and coordination of all data processing programs. 1979 - 1981.

Program Analyst and Assistant Director, Office of Plans and Programs, NC DNRCD, Raleigh NC. Analysis of natural resource policies, plans, programs, budget requests, and legislative initiatives., 1978 - 1979.

Regional Manger, NC DNRCD. Management of North Central Regional Office, Raleigh, NC, including administrative supervision, program coordination, and public relations for regional water, air and land quality; local government assistance and economic development programs. Office housed 37 professional and 5 secretarial positions. 1975 - 1978.

Legislative Coordinator, NC Department of Natural and Economic Resources, Raleigh, NC. Liaison to the NC General Assembly and NC Congressional Delegation regarding all legislative matters affecting natural resources in North Carolina. Departmental ombudsman, and special projects coordinator for pilot NC Youth Conservation Corps program. 1973 - 1975.


Aqua Fitness Teacher Training, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), October, 2006.

Yoga Instructor Training & Certification, Embody Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program, Chapel Hill, NC. September 2005-May 2006. Additional Viniyoga training for teaching yoga to seniors, Yogaville, VA, November 2008; Viniyoga for Optimal Health with Gary Kraftsow, Chapel Hill, May 2009.

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) basic and extended training (Hurricane and Flood Response, Winter Weather Events, Animal Quarantine, etc) and drills (Mass Vaccinations, Chemical Spills, Hurricane Response and Sheltering), under auspices of  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). American Red Cross (ARC) supplemental training in Mass Care, Disaster Services, Shelter Operations,  January 2005 - present.

Computer course certifications including Microsoft’s Windows NT Support, Central Carolina Community College’s Computer Upgrade and Repair, and Virtual University’s HTML, Graphics and Internet Law courses, 1996 - 1998.

Certification in Industrial Development, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Geography, 1984.

Post-Baccalaureate studies in Public Administration, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC, 1980.

In-service training in management, communications, supervision, automated management systems, visible emissions, DNRCD, Raleigh, NC, 1975-1978.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, summa cum laude, 1973.


Fearrington Village CERT Team, January 2005 - present.

Home Store volunteer, Chatham Habitat for Humanity, Pittsboro, NC, 1990 - present.

Board of Directors, Friends of the Pittsboro Memorial Library, Pittsboro, NC, 2000 - 2001.

President, Board of Directors, East Chatham Medical Center, Pittsboro, NC, 1995 - 1997.

Small Agriculture Committee, NC Cooperative Extension Service, Pittsboro, NC, 1989.

Master Gardener, NC Cooperative Extension Service, Wake and Chatham Counties, 1986 - 1989.

President, NC Land Use Congress, Raleigh, NC, 1980.

National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi 1973 - 1981.

Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, Wake Health Services, Inc., 1974 - 1977

"Miss Environmental Health," National Environmental Heath Association (NEHA), Denver, CO, 1973.


Interests: fusing and casting glass, yoga, working with my dog, travel, reading, collecting art, scuba diving (YMCA SLAM instructor), parachuting, hang gliding, swimming (former competitive swimmer, lifeguard and ARC Water Safety Instructor), sailing, fiber art, gardening and pottery.

married, homeowner, owner of old Miata, which is current favorite toy.

Beachsite Design - Websites that Work - Fearrington Village, NC
672 Fearrington Post
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312
Phone & Fax: 919.542.4965

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