Butch Young, a.k.a., the Sandwitch
Butch grew up in New Mexico, and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in English. Her minor emphasis was in French, art and physiology. Not really knowing what she wanted to be when she grew up, she decided to do whatever she liked until she didn't like it any more, and then move on to the next like. This resulted in many diverse potential careers beginning with police officer, theater manager, bartender, screenwriter, stunt person, terrible actor and personal assistant to a well-known actor. A left turn back to Albuquerque resulted in being a three bakery/restaurant owner, until an unfortunate set of circumstances occurred, and she lost everything. This is when she found decorative sandblasting, strictly by accident, and it stuck.
Thirty one years later, she loves it more than ever. In late 2017, she relocated to Las Cruces, New Mexico, where she and her partner of 25+ years, Judy, maintained a working studio. In 2022, to fulfill a lifelong desire to live near warm coastal wates, Butch and Judy packed up once again and headed to Yulee, Florida. Despite a difficult move and health challenges, the studio and workspace are finally set up and ready for Butch's creative madness. It's an exciting time for them and we'll see what the rest of Butch's life holds. Stay tuned.