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 believe that everyone is creative. 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, with a big heart, and loves working with people of all ages. Sam is a new mom and is currently studying to be a Counselling Therapist.  

 ***I'm currently on parental leave, but you'll see me back at artsPlace soon!*** 

 Sam is one-half of Canmore Mask Makers when not on leave with her new son (where she and her mom sewed over 10,000 handmade fabric masks at the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic). In previous lifetimes Sam was a contemporary ballet dancer and now teaches at Canmore Dance Corps. 

 Some of her favourite things to do are to be in nature walking along the Bow River with her dogs, camping, hiking & 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.

Education
 
FOR MY WORK EXPERIENCE, PLEASE VISIT MY LINKEDIN PAGE

CURRENT STUDENT: MASTERS OF ARTS IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY
Yorkville University
2021 - 2023

CERTIFICATE IN NARRATIVE THERAPY
Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy
2021

INDIGENOUS CANADA 
University of Alberta
2019 - present

CULTURAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
2019 – 2020

  TRUTH & RECONCILIATION THROUGH RIGHT RELATIONS
Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity
2018

BFA, CRITICAL & CULTURAL PRACTICE
Minor, Social Practice & Community Engagement
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
2008 – 2012

“Sam is a joy to work and collaborate with. She 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
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!