Sam and her partner Jaie are the loving parents of two mighty munchkins. When she's not knee deep in home readers, gymnastic classes or dancing rehearsals Sam runs a disability-focused innovation not-for-profit.
Sam has been on the RF committee since early 2017. An Occupational Therapist by trade, Sam is passionate about creating a community where all forms of diversity are accepted, embraced and celebrated. Sam grew up in northwest Sydney, sometimes referred to as The Hills District, and after the typical cycle of flatmates, rentals and shared living arrangements Sam and Jaie have chosen to raise their family back in the area.
As well as her work applying for grants for Rainbow Families, Sam is also the organiser of the The Hills District Catch Ups. The Hills District spans more than 50kms, so finding a convenient location to catch up with other local Rainbow Families can be hard. Wrestling your young brood into the car for a 'quick' 50min drive into Sydney's inner-west also has its downfalls. In response, the Hills District group meet at a different playground each catch up, ensuring all local families get a short commute at least once a year. To see when the next Hills District Catch Up is on, check out the Rainbow Families events page.