Founder & Vice President

Founder and CEO of the Grand Restaurant Group, Sandy is an accomplished businesswoman, philanthropist and community leader. A successful entrepreneur, her businesses range from fine dining (Bellamy’s and Nick & G’s), to family-style locations (Giaola Italian Kitchen and DiCicco’s).. She is also a coffee plantation owner and producer of the award-winning Lava Lei Kona coffees, served at all of her restaurants and distributed nationally.

Her passion for healthy foods that taste good led her to launch Hungry Squirrel, known for its Keto sauces and dressings. Made from premium, plant-based, natural ingredients, the product line is distributed nationally.

Sandy’s devotion to philanthropy is widely recognized . She was featured in Modern Luxury’s Dynamic Women edition; Discover Magazine included her among Powerful Women in San Diego; and she was recently named “Woman of the Year” by the Hollenbeck Center in Los Angeles. As vice president and founding board member, the Tea3 Foundation greatly appreciates her support.