Sam Hinkle joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2019 Fellowship Class. As a Fellow, Sam works on the Pikes Peak Heritage Series, Awards for Excellence, Ferrand Fund and Communications. Sam also supports the San Luis Valley region.
Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Sam graduated from Whitman College in 2015 with a degree in Chemistry and Environmental Studies. While at Whitman, Sam was selected to spend a semester traveling the American Interior West, studying natural resource policy and place-based writing from the people who live in the region. After graduation, Sam worked as a Naturalist Guide and a County Open Space Ranger near Aspen and as a Program Assistant for a conservation group based in Santa Fe. Upon returning to his hometown in 2017, Sam worked as a Program Coordinator for the Catamount Institute. In his free time, Sam enjoys skiing, running and bird watching.