Samantha Sheehan first joined VBSR as the Manager of the Local First Vermont program in April 2017 and became the Communications Manager in January 2018. Sheehan is committed to supporting sustainable economic growth throughout Vermont. She has a passion for education and service, enjoys working directly with small business owners, and is excited for the opportunity to manage VBSR’s growing communications efforts.

In addition to working as our Communications Manager, Samantha is the owner of Valley.Works Coworking Space in Waitsfield. She also works as a freelance designer and social media marketer for a variety of Vermont businesses and non-profit clients. Sheehan is also the Director of Slideluck Mad River Valley, and volunteers on the leadership team of the Vermont Creative Network.

She lives in Hancock Vermont with her partner and two dogs, Benny & Maybe.