“Samantha is a dedicated, skilled, and experienced conservation advocate and brings her considerable talents to everything she does.  Samantha combines tenacity with  charm, strategic thinking with an incredible eye for detail, and an unwavering commitment to protecting the natural world with an excellent sense of humor. In short, she is the whole package.”
–Kaitilin Gaffney, Director/Attorney, Coast and Oceans, Resources Legacy Fund

“Samantha has found impressive success in her work on some of the most challenging ocean conservation issues of our time, combining creative solutions, dedicated perseverance, and a very patient and positive attitude to negotiate constructive solutions under pressure.”
–Richard Charter, Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation

“I worked with Samantha for nearly a decade on the design and implementation of a landmark network of marine protected areas in California.  She’s an impressive advocate and a quick study–smart, highly articulate, energetic, and an experienced strategist and problem solver. She has good ideas and outstanding media and communication skills.  She gets that relationships are critical to successful advocacy and played a central role in finding common ground among diverse interests in the MPA design process. In summary, Samantha is an invaluable leader in California ocean policy.”
–Karen Garrison, Co-Director, Oceans Program, Natural Resources Defense Council