Photo credit: Russ Ricketts.
Membership & Database Specialist
Sam is passionate about preserving the wild beauty of the Columbia River and its critical role as an ecological lifeline in the Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. double major in Linguistics and English from Stony Brook University, Sam entered the nonprofit development world in New York City at the flagship headquarters of Big Brothers Big Sisters before becoming enchanted with Oregon in 2001. She brings 20 years of nonprofit experience in fundraising, events, and database administration to Columbia Riverkeeper. Outside the office, Sam can be found searching out hot springs for a mineral soak and bicycling everywhere there’s a paved path.