Sandee was born and raised in Rock Springs and Green River. She is married to Rudy Gunter and is the mother of seven children and has 18 grandkids. She was appointed to MHSC Board of Trustees in 1986 where she served for 10 years. During that time, she served as Secretary, Treasure and Chair. She has also been a member of the WHA Board of Trustees and delegate of the AHA region 8 Board of Trustees. She was elected to the CRHD Board of Trustees in 1996 is presently serving as Board Chairperson. She has also held the office of Vice Chair and Chair during her time on the Castle Rock Board.