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Meet Carla


Ambassador Carla Sands grew up in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Her father, Jack, continued to grow his chiropractic practice in Camp Hill alongside his own father, while her mother, Barbara, raised Carla and her six siblings.

Carla developed a strong work ethic and found a passion for service early on from her time spent in the Girl Scouts, learning from her parents’ Christian ministry outreach, and serving on the student council at Cumberland Valley High School. She developed a love for the Pennsylvania outdoors, spending summers at the Christian Camp Hebron in Halifax, PA, and winters on the slopes of Ski Roundtop with her school ski club.

Nothing was handed to Carla. She knew she would have to earn her success. Her first jobs were teaching art at the local middle school after school and on the weekends and working at Hershey Park. Carla studied biology and chemistry at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Elizabethtown College before receiving her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College.

She went on to follow in her father and grandfather’s footsteps, being the third generation in her family to practice chiropractic in Pennsylvania. In 1999, Carla married her beloved husband, Fred Sands, and had a daughter together, Alexandra. After Fred’s passing in 2015, Carla stepped in to lead the company and became the first woman to serve as Chairman & CEO of Vintage Capital Group.

In 2017, President Trump called on Carla to represent the United States as the Ambassador to Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. During her tenure, Denmark increased its defense spending, while U.S. exports to the Kingdom of Denmark rose over 43%, resulting in the creation of additional jobs right here at home.

In 2017, President Trump called on Carla to represent the United States as the Ambassador to Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. During her tenure, Denmark increased its defense spending, while U.S. exports to the Kingdom of Denmark rose over 43%, resulting in the creation of additional jobs right here at home.

In January 2021, Carla received the Department of Defense’s highest civilian honor, the Medal for Distinguished Public Service, for her work to increase security in the high north while countering Russia and China.

After her tenure serving President Trump and the American people on the world stage, Carla returned to her hometown in Pennsylvania. Inspired by President Trump’s successes and driven by her commitment to preserving our energy security, ensuring confidence in our elections, and securing our border; and motivated by her passion for serving her family, friends, neighbors, and community, Carla now looks to apply her record of hard work and excellence to improve the lives of the people of Pennsylvania. 

Ambassador Sands is a strong advocate for American energy independence.  She calls for operation warp speed for America’s energy harvesting and transportation to benefit the United States, and our allies. Additionally, her goals are to support common-sense regulations of our farming and manufacturing and for elected officials and policymakers to kill the Green New Deal’s war on our farmers and the energy sector. She will work with elected officials to reduce inflation by stopping the Biden Administration’s out-of-control spending. Carla urges a ban on the teaching of Critical Race Theory at the federal level. Ambassador Sands supports onshoring manufacturing and supports expanding American opportunity to grow, develop, and rejuvenate America’s economy by using our natural resources and the skilled American workforce to build back the American Dream.