Mama Bear is known as Sandra and lives in Texas, is mom to a homeschooled teenager, the “Teen Bear,” and wife to Papa Bear, a video producer/director/writer. She has a degree in music education, but shortly after college, she realized her career interests favored writing and editing. She later returned to college to study literature and technical writing. She went to work for the corporate world as a writer and administrator. She is a freelance writer who has been a columnist for three regional papers, and has regional magazine articles published and still lingering around the internet. She’s been responsible for several corporate newsletters – from writing to design to publishing – as well as software and training documentation, with a little bit of web design and web mastering thrown in for good measure.
Mama Bear held various positions at her college newspaper – including investigative reporter, features editor, and editor-in-chief. She was technical editor for a local publishing firm that wrote and printed government manuals, and while a records clerk for a corporate legal department, was invited to proofread briefs by a couple of the attorneys because of her skills. In the 90’s, she started and managed a computer training company for five years, which was then sold to another business. She left that company to manage a training department for a global manufacturer, and since 2004 has run her own tutoring business at home. She’s moved away from private computer training to concentrate on music instruction, high school math, and writing. She has recently started a digital publishing venture so she can assist homeschoolers with electronically publishing and marketing their creative works.
Keeping her hand in music, Sandra has directed and accompanied local church choirs, performed on worship teams, and mentored youth praise bands. She began singing at age 8 and playing piano for adult church choirs at 12. She now teaches several instruments, including the most popular: piano, voice, and guitar.
Sandra’s favorite Bible Verse is Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”