Experiential Creative Product, Airbnb
Local Board Member, Portland
Sam works on Experiential Creative Product at Airbnb, a new team responsible for designing and delivering more immersive experiences in the real world for both Stays and Experiences on Airbnb. Previously, Sam managed operations for the Water and Mountain Sports category of Airbnb Experiences, including a partnership with the World Surf League. He also played a key role in launching Airbnb's partnership with the International Olympic Committee.
A native of Washington state, Sam grew up playing as many team sports as possible but basketball was the favorite. He now lives in Lake Oswego with his wife and two daughters and when not focused on dad duties including joining ballet practice or chasing the dog, he can often be found skinning up a mountain or chasing surfable waves along the Oregon coast.
Sam earned a BA degree from Stanford, where he coached youth soccer as part of childhood obesity research led by PCA National Advisory Board member, Dr. Dana Weintraub. He also has an MPH from Dartmouth.