Sam Shealy
AmeriCorps Food Security Coordinator

Sam grew up in Sudbury Massachusetts, a small town west of Boston where he had some of his first gardening experience in a small vegetable patch in his back yard. It wasn’t until after graduating college with a degree in engineering that he reconnected with his love for growing things. After college, Sam spent a year working on a vegetable farm in Portsmouth Rhode Island, assisting farmers in the growing and cultivation of over 60 different vegetables. This experience inspired Sam because it reconnected him with the land, the community, and with the pleasure of growing things. He is thrilled to be working at Manna and to have the opportunity to serve the Durango community in a positive way