Full Name
Sandi Hendry
Job Title
Minky Couture
Speaker Bio
Sandi was born and raised in Orem, Utah. She has always been one that stands out in a crowd. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Education & Business and was a school teacher for 30 years (grades 1st - 6th). After retiring from school teaching, she worked in HR and Personnel for Mountain View Title, a company she owned and operated with her husband, Mike. In 2009, she added a third career - that of owner and founder of Minky Couture.

That year, Sandi’s daughter became ill and was hospitalized for several months, and asked Sandi for a “big baby blanket” to snuggle up with during her recovery. Sandi had a hard time finding the perfect cozy blanket for her daughter. It was at this time that Sandi created the first adult-size Minky Couture blanket, and Minky Couture was born!

Minky Couture has now grown to be a popular brand of blanket all over the United States and the world. Sandi has now opened six retail stores throughout Utah with over 250 employees. Sandi has received much recognition and many awards through the years, including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 and the Women in Business Athena Award in 2020. Minky Couture has also repeatedly achieved the “Best of State” award.

“Heart of Minky” donates thousands of Mini Minky blankets to NICUs all over the country. These little blankets bring comfort and love to tiny babies who are born earlier than expected, and to their families who have something comforting and beautiful to provide for their baby.
Sandi Hendry