Sam Metzner

Staff Recruiter

Originally from North Carolina, Sam's passion for the outdoors began at a young age while growing up on farm with an eclectic mix of animals including many horses, dogs, and cats. This experience and love of nature brought her to explore a career path in the outdoors, beginning with horse tour guiding in Iceland shortly after obtaining her BA in Art. She also holds a Yoga Teacher Training certification from the Kripalu School of Yoga and Health, which she loves incorporating into her work with students. Following her passion for the outdoors and education, Sam also spent a summer working with youth in Wyoming as a wrangler for an outdoor adventure summer camp. 

She then came to Elements after spending 10 months serving in Americorps as an educator for a public school's organic farm. She is most inspired by the learning that comes from overcoming challenges in nature and the inevitable mindfulness that comes with it. In her off-time, Sam continues to work on her advanced yoga teacher training certification as well as various creative projects. She also loves rock climbing, road trips, and spending time with her number one adventure partner: Nova the dog.