Samantha Bruegger, Wildlife Coexistence Campaigner, WildEarth Guardians
Samantha is a California native who fell in love with Colorado, relocating to the state in 2013. She possesses a BA in Women’s Studies from University of California Riverside and a Master of Public Policy from Pepperdine University. Samantha’s past work experience includes work in local government & business relations, public affairs and environmental policy. Previously the Executive Director of the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce, Samantha founded their in-house nonprofit Outstanding Grand Lake Foundation, which focuses on sustainable travel and water conservation. Focusing much of her career highlighting the economic impact of conservation, she connects the need for wildlife management reform to research on ethics, efficacy and government expenditures. Samantha lives in Grand Lake with her family, where she enjoys rural living with ample access to the outdoors.