Sam is a nature enthusiast from Mendocino County, northern California. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in International Relations and is a recent graduate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey where he earned an M.A. in International Environmental Policy. He has worked on social and environmental issues in California, El Salvador and Ecuador while emphasizing education and respect for nature. Sam is passionate about environmental education and contributing to environmental stewardship. He loves to cook in his spare time, taking advantage of the fresh produce grown in California.