Sandra Osborne Butts, “Ladi Sasha,” was born and raised in Surry County, Virginia, a small county located South East of Richmond, Virginia. The youngest of six children, she attended Surry County Public Schools. During her tenure in Surry County Public Schools, she maintained a focus on scholastics while also engaging in band, cheerleading, and socializing. A 1983 graduate of Surry County High School, she attended Virginia State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems in 1987. Still connected to her HBCU, she serves as a Life Member of the Virginia State University Alumni Association (VSUAA). Being the first in her immediate family to receive a college degree didn’t come easy, as most of her college days were spent working on and off campus and meeting new lifetime friends.
In June 1988, she married her high school sweetheart, Kevin D. Butts, aka Virginia Colonel. They are passionate about spending quality time with their three daughters and granddaughter. Sandra served over 15 years as Financial Secretary at Abundant Life Christian Church, serving the holistic needs of people, body, soul, and mind. In 1990, she received her first cooperate job at VCU Health System as a Computer Operator. For over 31 years, she also served in different capacities in leadership. Currently, she is employed as an Ancillary System Administrator. In the next six years, retirement will find her. It will take her to tropical resorts and places where she will exert her alter ego, Beyoncé “Sasha Fierce,” the fun, more sensual, aggressive, outspoken, and more glamorous side that is displayed when she isn’t working.