Sam was born and raised in Vancouver. He has always had a strong interest in nature. Sam started volunteering with the EYA in 2014. In his time with the EYA Sam has assumed a wide variety of responsibilities as a volunteer. He started saving seeds as part of the EYA’s Urban Seeds program and continued volunteering with the organization. He has since helped in growing and planting native plants in an effort to “rewild” the Stratchcona garden areas, educating youth from the area on nature and gardening, and participated in pollinator education and research initiatives. The ladder taught Sam all about different pollinators and their habitats. Sam hopes to continue learning and teaching youth about wildlife and how to become a steward of the environment through horticulture.