Sandra Westbrook Skoog grew up happily in Linden playing with neighborhood friends, riding her horse, swimming at Charlie Wylie’s, and twirling at L-K football games. Newly elected to the Linden Heritage Foundation Board, Sandra wants to preserve and celebrate Linden’s unique history which, in turn, will create new opportunities for future growth and development.
Her Westbrook ancestors came to Cass County in 1848 from Georgia, and their family farm was recently recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture for 160 years of continuous agricultural production.
A retired school counselor from Pine Tree ISD in Longview, Skoog has volunteered extensively with the Junior League of Longview, the Boy Scouts of America, Newgate Ministries, the Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs, and the Longview Women’s Forum. She has also served as president of Longview Community Ministries, the City of Longview’s Partners in Prevention, Longview Area Chi Omega Alumnae, and the Deep East Texas A & M Mothers’ Club. Skoog has chaired the annual Women in Longview event and was named a Star Over Longview in 2016.
Sandra and her husband Eric, a retired chemical engineer at Eastman Kodak, have been married 29 years and have a son and daughter-in-law, Hunter , a third-year medical student, and Dr. Emily Skoog, a pediatric resident, who live in Temple.
Let’s welcome Sandra as she will bring to the Linden Heritage Foundation board a vast experience in volunteer non-profit work.