Samantha grew up in upstate New York, where her time exploring the Finger Lakes and Adirondacks fostered a love for nature from an early age. After receiving a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University at Buffalo, Samantha came to Washington to work on a riparian habitat restoration crew with Washington Conservation Corps in King County. She fell in love with the Northwest, and then moved to the Olympic Peninsula, where she joined the Washington Conservation Corps restoration crew with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition. She began volunteering with Jefferson Land Trust and joined the staff in fall 2016. her work focuses on collaborating with the Stewardship Director and Stewardship Associate to manage and care for protected properties, improve land data management systems and engage our wonderful community of stakeholders and volunteers in local land conservation.