Sandy Carter - Celina Lady of the Month (March)
Sandy Carter is the March Celina Lady of the Month
If you have gone to Pokeno or any other event, you may have had the pleasure of meeting Sandy Carter. Her inviting smile and warm personality will certainly win you over! Recently, I asked Sandy a few questions about her life and Celina Ladies and Friends (by the way, she founded it!)
How long have you lived in the Celina area?
I have lived in Celina 17 years. We moved here in 1998 and then moved to Italy from 2004-2007 and then back to Celina.
What brought you here?
Nelson spent a lot of time in his younger years here in Celina hanging out with his cousins. His parents bought land in the late 90's. We got married in 1996 and when we decided we wanted to start a family, we knew we wanted to raise our children in a small town. We decided to move to Celina from McKinney.
What is your favorite thing about Celina?
I love the people and the community. I love how the town comes together to meet the needs of others. I love events and social opportunities it offers to its residence.
What do you like about Celina Ladies & Friends?
Celina Ladies & Friends is very close to my heart and a big part of me. I love that our community has a group of women who want to welcome residents with open arms and build friendships. We have an amazing group of women on the board who go above and beyond to give back to our community by giving their time and their talents. It brings me so much joy to know women in our community are connecting because of this amazing organization.
Tell me about your family?
My husband Nelson and I have been married for 22 years and have three wonderful children. Landon is 19 and is the honors program at UNT. He is a mathematics major and Italian minor. He wants to be a high school math teacher. Lincoln is sophomore at Gunter High School and attends the Dallas Art Institute in their College Bound Program. He will graduate early next year and will spend his Senior year taking classes and pursuing an acting and script writing career. Lily is in 3rd grade at Gunter Elementary. She loves animals and being outside. She is our little farm girl and is so much fun.
Tell us about your job/businesses?
Four years ago, we took a leap of faith so Nelson could live his dream. We started Cartermere Farms. Cartermere Farms is an organic farm located 2 miles East of the High school. We have 5 acres of vegetable production and offer fresh eggs, pastured poultry, lamb and partner with another farm for Grass-fed beef. We offer classes, tours, and summer camps. You can place your orders online on Wednesday through Thursday at midnight and pick up on Friday. I own my own side business Carter's Creativity building custom 3-dimensional frames for all occasions. We create a lot of wedding gifts and closing gifts for our realtor clients. I recently took a full-time job with the City of Farmers Branch as their market coordinator. It couldn't be more perfect for me.
What do you want people to know about you?
I love this city and have a heart for women in our community. I have spent the last 17 years volunteering for several organizations and very proud to have founded Celina Ladies and Friends (Formerly Celina Newcomers). I enjoy spending time with my friends and using my talents to serve others. I juggle a lot of but enjoy what I am doing. I love being a mom and a wife. I am friendly and outgoing and always want to do what I can to help. I love meeting new people and making them feel welcome. I am a very faithful person and love to point others to the Lord and share what He has done in my life. I wouldn't be who I am today with His grace and love.