Whilst studying for an MA in Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford, Sam became interested in issues surrounding international and community development. Working with Supporting Kids in Peru (SKIP), an education and community development NGO based in Trujillo, Peru he ran a variety of workshops and programmes – including a photography programme with a group of secondary students, helping them to explore their community, and communicate their stories to the outside world. He has also volunteered as a community mediator, and worked with education, refugee and community support organisations.
Since joining Producers Direct in 2015, Sam has worked on leading communications of the organisation. More recently he has used his experience of community-led and participatory projects to work on the development of a farmer-led data system to support smallholders across our network.
Outside of work Sam enjoys drumming, running and cooking.