First Aid, CPR & AED Certified
Hometown: Longmont, CO
School: University of Colorado & Heartland Horseshoeing School
Samuel wandered into the Rocky Mountains when he was 11 and has been hooked ever since. He grew up backpacking, horseback riding, rock climbing, kayaking, and doing whatever else he could find in the western half of Colorado. He has a rather eclectic set of professional credentials, with “Hired Magician“, “University Tour Guide“, “Car Restoration Specialist“, “Wildflower Expert“, and “Guitarist for 80’s Rock Tribute Band“ filling his résumé. During college, Samuel worked as a backcountry guide, teaching young adults to survive and thrive in the wilderness. Samuel graduated with a degree in English literature and a Colorado state teaching license, thereafter spending a couple years as a high school English teacher. Now, he’s returning to the mountains to “live off the fatta the lan.“ Fun Fact: Rather than pursue a traditional MA degree, Samuel worked for the YMCA of the Rockies as the “Master of Fun and Games“ (believe it or not, a real job title). He spent all his time writing skits and themed scripts and creating unique games to be played by 250 kids at the same time!