A member of UCRWG’s Communications Team and Grants Committee, Samantha is a California native who fell in love with Grand Lake, relocating to the area to work for the Chamber of Commerce. She possesses a BA in Women’s Studies from University of California Riverside and a Master of Public Policy from Pepperdine University, with an emphasis on Environmental Policy & Local Government. Samantha’s past work experience includes work in local government & business relations and environmental policy. She is currently the Vice President of Grand County Pet Pals and happily lives in Grand Lake with her husband Shawn, their son Sawyer, and their three dogs and cat. Her local favorite activities include horseback riding, canoeing, Nordic skiing, hiking and rafting.