Samantha has a deep passion for national parks and being outdoors. From a young age she worked at a local Girl Scout Camp every summer where her love for camping and hiking was born. She and her husband are working towards visiting all of the national parks, and although they have found beauty in each park, Grand Teton National Park will always remain a favorite, after getting married in front of its towering peaks.
As NPT’s communications and program manager, Samantha oversees the many facets of NPT’s communications strategy. She also manages our national Kids to Parks Day initiative and our partnerships to support military families.
Prior to joining NPT, Samantha was director of strategic initiatives at CulturalDC where she oversaw public programming and managed the community outreach for large-scale public events across Washington, D.C. She also served as the interim executive director and program director for Washington Project for the Arts, a non-profit art organization dedicated to exhibiting and promoting the work of Washington, D.C.-based artists. Samantha holds a master of fine arts degree in fine art history from American University and a bachelor of arts degree in international studies and art history from Wilson College.