Sam Young

Sam Young, operations coordinator at Wild Abundance

Operations Manager

Sam’s first encounter with Wild Abundance was in October of 2022, when she came to the area to take the Tiny House Building Workshop. For a while she’d been wanting to get a basic understanding of tool use and building structures to demystify these things she hadn’t learned growing up. When the opportunity later arose to get involved with class coordination and operations work at Wild Abundance, she dove in. Her professional background & training is in education (she’s formerly a teacher) and logistics, so the combination is a natural fit. Sam’s excited about working for a business that’s providing people the chance to learn useful skills in a meaningful, empowering, community-centered context. Having lived on 4 continents and spent a large part of her adult life working in small communities in remote areas, working with a company whose mission is community-focused and aligns with her values is essential and fulfilling. When not working, she can generally be found playing outside (hiking, running, biking, camping) or trying to learn something new (her most recent obsessions being pottery and piano-tuning).