Hello & Welcome!

I'm Sam, I use she/her pronouns & 
I'm an intersectional feminist, 
studying Counselling Psychology,
working in the arts, on Treaty 7 Territory.
"I want to support you in learning new creative skills, revisiting some old ones, and exploring strange & unexpected ones too."
About Sam

Sam (she/her) is a kind, creative & caring human, she has a big heart, is an intersectional feminist, and loves working with people of all ages. Sam is a new mom and is currently studying to be a Counselling Therapist. 

In previous lifetimes Sam was a professional contemporary ballet dancer, and one-half of Canmore Mask Makers (where she sewed over 10,000 handmade fabric masks with her mom at the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic). Some of her favourite things to do are to be in nature, walking along the Bow River with her dogs, camping, hiking and paddle boarding. She also loves to bake on rainy days.

Her super powers include deep listening, gathering + connecting community, cultivating empathy, and engaging others in the creative process.

“Sam is a joy to work and collaborate with, and brings a rare mix of creativity, passion and drive to her work; and is able to practically apply these elements to serve participants and communities."

Lisa Jackson via. LinkedIn
Education

2021 - 2023
Current Student, Masters of Counselling Psychology
Yorkville University

2019 – 2020
Cultural Leadership Program
Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity

2018
Truth & Reconciliation Through Right Relations
Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity

2008 – 2012
BFA, Critical & Cultural Practice
Minor: Social Practice & Community Engagement
Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Let's Connect 
I'm currently on Parental Leave & not taking on any new projects until 2022, but I would love to hear from you!
Please feel free to contact and connect with me - know that the culture of email immediacy isn't compatible with the kind of life I lead, so it may take me a few days to get back to you. Thank you for your patience!