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Norfolk - Sandra Barnard Dumont, 74, passed away at home on August 14, 2016, after a three year illness. She is predeceased by parents Alice Newbern Barnard and George W. Barnard, nephews Rusty and Troy Rust.

A Norfolk native and graduate of Norview H.S., Sandy is known internationally as The Image Architect. A pioneer in the field of image psychology and impression management, she consulted for TV, Fortune 500 companies, politicians and celebrities. Sandy founded the Impression Strategies Institute, for image consultant training and certification. She had a great passion for her work which she shared as a columnist, author, educator, consultant and keynote speaker.

Sandy was one of the top fashion models in Washington, DC where she personally experienced the power of image impression. She expanded her modeling career to San Francisco and Europe. During this time she met her husband, Stefaan and they lived in Brussels for 25 years where she founded her company. Sandy returned to Norfolk in 1999, excited to be home and expand her business.

She is survived by the love of her life and husband of nearly 40 years, Stefaan Braem, sisters Sylvia Ellis (Ron) and Sherrie Payne (Paul), niece Pam Gaitlin (Jason) and nephew Jeff Rust.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 3-5 at the Fred Heutte Center at the Botetourt Gardens, Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a in Sandy's memory.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Aug. 16, 2016
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