How we got started
Granite State Dispatch began in early 2020, operating out of the Amazon Distribution Center in Hooksett, New Hampshire. GSD serves much of the New Hampshire area, including all the way up to Lake Winnipesaukee and east to the coast.
About Our Owners
Debbie and Jeff Sandler worked and lived in the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years, raising three children and helping to build the nascent community. Jeff served as the Mayor of Oldsmar before the family moved to the North Tampa area, where he continued his legal career in real estate. Debbie worked for Continental Airlines before resigning to focus on family (and they needed the help!).
As a recovering attorney and with the kids out of the house, Jeff and Debbie wanted to try something new and found that in Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner program. The two moved to New Hampshire in early 2020 and now run Granite State Dispatch while traveling frequently between their homes in Florida and New Hampshire.
Jeff Sandler was born in Gulfport, Mississippi in 1957, and traveled with his parents before settling in Florida permanently as a wee lad. Jeff went to high school in Tampa and attended the University of Florida, where he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi and Florida Blue Key. Shortly thereafter, he studied law at UF and spent his career as a title attorney. Now, Jeff is a recovering lawyer building Granite State Dispatch into the premier delivery and logistics operation in New Hampshire.
Deborah Sandler (née Hanson) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and spent much of her childhood there before moving to Florida. Deborah received both her Bachelor’s in Political Science and her Masters in Public Administration from the University of South Florida. She spent many years working for Continental Airlines and in the legal field focusing on billing and auditing. Along with her husband, Jeff, she is building Granite State Dispatch, concentrating on payroll, human resources, accounting, and operations.
Zach Sandler was born in Tampa, Florida in 1995 to Jeff and Debbie. Their second of three children, Zach began volunteering at ZooTampa at Lowry Park before he could even drive. He took this passion (and thousands of hours of experience) with him, pursuing his Master’s degree at Colorado State University in zoological, aquarium, and animal shelter management. Currently he works as Granite State Dispatch’s ops manager.
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