Sandra Jean Lilo hails from Chicago, Illinois and was born into a family full of inspiration! A prodigy of two extremely hard working parents, Sandra quickly learned that life was hers for the taking. Giving credit to her Dad as being the biggest influence in her life during her formative years, she fondly recalls him constantly showering her with praise while mentoring her on the use of power tools and the importance of fixing things around the house. His favorite, and often repeated saying was, “You can be anything you want to be.”
Driven by intensity to succeed, and encouraged by her Dad’s suggestion to pursue dentistry, Sandra soared through High School as a Valedictorian and completed her college education at the University of Illinois. After a mere three years in college, and faced with paying her own way through dental school, Sandra graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1982.
With college and dental school complete, Sandra’s need for immediate work, coupled with her unquenchable thirst for adventure, propelled her to join the United States Air Force. She was stationed in Guam for two years and then transferred to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. She loved the area, and upon completing her commitment to the Air Force Sandra decided to call Pinellas County, Florida her home.