Sandy Thorpe was born in Rocky Mount NC but relocated with his family to Wrightsville Beach at a young age. He attended local schools till high school where he went to Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg Va. After attending Ole Miss for college, Sandy moved to Florida to obtain his 100 ton Captains license which lead him to captaining boats and fishing tournaments from the Carolinas to the Bahamas. Even working for country music singer George Strait on his boat for a little while. After many years traveling the coast, he joined a yacht brokerage where he learned about helping clients with buying and selling big ticket items. After obtaining his real estate license, it was hard for him to turn down an opportunity to join the Keith Beatty team.