Sandy Steil was lucky enough to grow up in the bosomy terrain of Dubuque. Her backyard was a wonderland of forests and limestone formations. She grew up next to Clifford & Agnes Johnson, a biology teacher and Master Gardener who schooled her in Iowa’s wildflowers. Many summer days were spent wandering Mr. & Mrs. Johnson’s trails identifying flowers. This would end up impacting her passion and belief that all children (and adults) should have a natural wonderland close to home to grow and learn in. A place to recharge your soul. Sandy is very well versed in Land Development with over a decade of experience working for civil engineering & landscape firms in the area. She is able to utilize her experience and knowledge of land development to help grow Bur Oaks initiative to protect natural areas.