In July of 2012, Sandy was appointed on the
Advisory Board of the
Company for the Gazette van Detroit
In July of 2012 worked
with Make A Wish Foundation
and Lucasfilm to recreate
for an auction on eBay. Click
here for more.
In March of 2012 Sandy was first trainer for
brought to airports around the nation.
In January of 2012 Sandy introduced
Human Trafficking Awareness to the
Tour Management Institute.
In August 2011 Sandy and team celebrate
10 years on radio.
In May 2011 Sandy becomes permanent
Global Ambassador for the
Women's Fair in Accra, Ghana.
In March 2011, Sandy was part of the
first relief mission to Japan after the
She and her team from Airline Ambassadors set up
a offices to receive and send
supplies to the north.
In February of 2011 Sandy becomes
member of the
Board of Directors.
In January of 2011 Sandy was appointed
as executive consultant to the president
International Women's Fair in Accra Ghana.
In June 2010, Sandy named Senior Advisor
Business for Diplomatic Action
In February 2010, Sandy becomes a US AID
Media Specialist for Palestine.
December 2009, Sandy joins the Board of
Advisors for the MENA Travel Awards in
November 2009, Sandy wrote the Foreword
Progress and Peace to be
published in May 2010.
In October 2009, Sandy
and team begin broadcasting
In August 2009,
Sandy appointed as an editor for The
Journal of Tourism and Peace
In July 2009, Sandy
becomes active in strategic alliance of
The Corporate Council on
In June 2009 Sandy participated in the
American Moroccan Professional in
In October 2008, Sandy
signed an agreement with China Education
Media Group to form
a new Travel Channel
· In Oct
was named as a member of the board of
advisors for the
acclaimed Stenden University, Department of
Media and Entertainment Management.
URL to read more. www.traveltalkradio.com/PR_chnuniversity_jul22_07.html
In July 2007, Sandy was
appointed to the private sector advisory
committee for the
Security Administration as part of her
2006, the US Department of Homeland
Security appointed Sandy to the
Secure Borders and Open Doors Advisory
URL to read more.
Sandy and Dr. Sun
documentary in Chinese and English was
1st Prize for the
2006 Final Radio Report Contest in
URL to read more. www.traveltalkradio.com/PR_chinaradioprize_mar07.html
honored to receive the 6th Annual
Tanzania Tourism Board Media
URL to read more.
In August of 2001, Sandy deployed
the first TravelTalkRADIO Internet Show
(background on TravelTalkRADIO). As
Executive Producer and Host, Sandy offers an original view of travel and
tourism introducing her audience to the worlds top travel experts. After
spending more than 10 years as founder and President of Electronic Pen, Inc.
in the Silicon Valley, and two and half years as co-founder and Vice
President of Marketing at CommerceWAVE, Inc in Carlsbad, CA, Sandy has
accumulated a rich heritage of classic Web site design and development and a
firm understanding of elements that are successfully linked to creating and
maintaining a commerce related site. As a pioneer in online strategies, as
well as digital graphics since it's inception in the early 80's, Sandy
brings a high touch to TravelTalkRADIO focusing on using technology to
deliver and distribute entertaining and educational content and while
still allowing the listener the opportunity to instantly communicate with
Sandy and her guests. As a respected Web authority, Sandy has given
countless presentations on conventional and online marketing, and
successfully implementing an electronic commerce Web site.
A listing of previous
of Ms. Dhuyvetter's Biography
An accomplished artist and pioneer in the field of
electronic computer graphics, Sandy has been producing state-of-the-art designs for all
types of communication needs throughout the world.
1977 Ms. Dhuyvetter co-founded Daydream Productions, a full
service design studio and advertising agency in Los Gatos, California. Her
successes included set and costume designs for two Lucas Film movies, The Empire Strikes Back and
More American Graffiti.
1982 to 1985, Sandy was provided marketing support (as an artist and
trainer) and sales
representation (demonstrating all aspects to this complex computer graphic
work station) for Via Video,
groundbreaking multimedia hardware and software vendor. Working on a Via Video System 1E,
(priced at $100K with film recorder) Sandy produced animations, slide shows and used
modems to transfer files well before it became mainstream. Sandy also
trained artists to use the system once the sale were made to companies
like the Revlon, ABC, and United States Navy.
1985 A pioneer in computer graphics, Ms. Dhuyvetter founded The Electronic Pen, Inc. (Epen)
A Bay Area Multi Media Company specializing in marketing campaigns and
programs. The Electronic Pen offered high-end digital graphics for print,
video and film. Sandy and her team of designers offered multi-media
expertise for more than a decade in the Bay area. Epen had clients such as Pac Bell, Pacific Gas & Electric, VISA
International, Microsoft and Xerox Corporation. As Creative Director and Art
Director, Sandy and her team of talented designers produced a wide range of marketing
communications projects for businesses and individuals. Clients included Clorox, The Gap,
Lockheed, NEC, Pacific Bell, Volkswagen, Wrigley Gum and many others. One
interesting project was to design the label for a new cola (Coda Cola)
that was exported to Russia at a
rate of over half million cans a month.
1989 Sandy published the first of a series of books for beginning
children swimmers. Sandy and
Irene Madrid Kolbisen created I think I can Publishing Company and
released their children's book,
Wiggle-Butts and Up-Faces. The publication was designed and Illustrated by Sandy
as a collaborative effort with Ms. Kolbisen, a leading swimming authority, who owns and operates La Petite Baleen
Aquatic and Fitness Centers in Half Moon Bay and San Bruno California.
Up-Faces is recommended by the National Swim School Association.
for more information
about Wiggle-Butts and Up-Faces.
1991 Sandy provided the animation for a television commercial using the Via Video system 1E
for the Northern California Frozen Food Council using Peter Penguin as its main character
and "spokes penguin". Sandy also produced the Cable TV production of To
Love Children, for two years. She also was guest host for several of
the shows. These productions were produced monthly for two years and
addressed children's issues, including educational, social, and spiritual
challenges in the community.
1993 Sandy illustrated and designed the set designs for PG&E
(Pacific Gas & Electric) children's music video that is distributed to all west coast
schools in Oregon, Washington and Northern CA.
April 1994, The Electronic Pen began its transition to becoming an online
content provider -- to develop and maintain web sites for businesses, consumers, and other
November of 1994, American Sightseeing International (ASI) a
global association of sightseeing operators, chooses The Electronic Pen as its vendor of
choice to create World Wide Web sites for its headquarters and 67 members around the
December of 1994, The Electronic Pen began the design of
TravelWorld, an online storefront offering services and merchandise for the traveling
consumer. Sandy became president of the Business Exchange, a business
development organization based in San Mateo, California. She served for 4
years in a leadership program.
1995 The Electronic Pen developed three of the first
five CyberCash enabled Web sites. (Sandy is also a 1995 graduate of the Pac Bell sponsored
Entrepreneurial Incubator program for multi-media based businesses in the Bay Area
and Silicon Valley.)
April of 1994, the Santa Barbara Convention &
Visitor's Bureau Web site is developed by The Electronic Pen.
1994 to 1996 The Electronic Pen developed over 40 custom sites
many of them commerce-enabled.
July of 1996
The Electronic Pen merged with Professional Business
Solutions. Renaming the company to CommerceWAVE, the company leveraged its long heritage of
commerce solutions with solid Web site design.
1997 CommerceWAVE had successfully developed and
MerchantWAVE a comprehensive, easy-to-use, e-commerce solution for merchants.
1998 CommerceWAVE was sold to iXL an Atlanta based Internet firm.
1999 - 2001 Sandy turned her focus to marketing
travel and the implementation of those businesses on the
World Wide Web.
2001 TravelTalkRADIO is launched ONLINE and on KFMB 760AM in
TravelTalkRADIO continues to grow audience and extends it's reach to CNN Local
Headline News in North County San Diego and NBC television in Los Angeles.
TravelTalkRADIO continues to expand its multimedia reach out to new audiences including LBC Radio in
London, Warner Bros TV in San Diego, Sister Cities Magazine.
Sandy is named one of 50 People to Watch by North County Magazine. She
shares the moment with others including Deepak Chopra, Rob Marchado, pro
surfer and Major General William G. Bowdon III, Commanding General Marine
Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. TravelTalkRADIO is named Cool Site of the Day
and Sandy expands her audience to talkSPORT in the UK on the Mike Mendoza
Show reaching 6.3 million listeners. Don't get dizzy, she's on the go 24/7
bringing informative, dynamic and entertaining stories to her audiences.
Sandy's biggest travel month
to date in November when she
produces remote programming
and travels 30,000 miles visiting
3 continents in 30 days.
rebrands to TravelTalkMEDIA.
All of TravelTalk's domains
point to TravelTalkMEDIA.com
begins broadcasting on
satellite delivery system, a
company called TalkStarRadio
in White Springs Florida
becomes Sandy's partner.
2006 Sandy and
honored to received the
6th Annual Tanzania Tourism
Board Media Award
2006. The honor was presented at
the 31st Jubilee Congress of
the Africa Travel Association in Ghana,
Africa on May 1st, 2006. In
December 2006, The
Department of Homeland
Security appointed Sandy to
the Secure Borders and Open
Doors Advisory Committee.
to read more about Sandy's
Ms. Dhuyvetter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State
University in illustration and design. Sandy served as adjunct professor at
Mission College in Santa Clara where she taught computer graphics. Sandy is
also a 1995 graduate of the Pac Bell sponsored
Entrepreneurial Incubator program for multi-media based businesses in the
Bay Area and Silicon Valley.
Sandy has a
security clearance from the US Government where she works on the Secure
Borders and Open Doors Advisory Committee (SBODAC) for Michael Chertoff.
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