Sandy Young

Sandy Young

President/Principal Planner

Sandy is the president and principal land use planner at Verdis.  She is a graduate of the University of Alaska, Anchorage and has spent most of her life in Alaska.

Eleven years ago, Sandy and her late husband Gary both left public-sector planning jobs to start Verdis.

Sandy has over 40 years of land use planning and public outreach experience in both Alaska and Idaho. She has been a land use consultant in Idaho for over 20 years.  Her experience in land use development stretches from project entitlement all the way through construction.

Sandy obtained her 8(a) certification with the Small Business Administration in July 2015.  Since then, Verdis has been awarded over 30 federal projects in both design and construction.  Their job sites stretch from Wyoming to Alaska and the northwest states in between.  Of particular focus have been projects for the National Park Service, the GSA and the Army Corps of Engineers.  In 2017, Verdis expanded by opening an Anchorage office.

Sandy currently sits on the Board of Directors of Panhandle Parks Foundation, North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation and Kootenai Land and Resource Conservation Trust.  In her down time she loves to ski, hike, bicycle, run, and horseback ride.