Sam Philip was born and raised on an island outside of Seattle, WA. She grew up playing lacrosse and took yearly family road trips to ski Bridger Mountain and visit Montana relatives. Sam’s strong Montana family roots drew her here after graduating high school. She has lived, worked and attended classes at the University of Montana in Missoula since 2015. While at the U of M, she studied Health and Human Performance.

Outside of the office, Sam enjoys anything to do with her dog, Lucy. They can be found running half marathons, backpacking on the weekends, or playing catch at the park. Sam also makes the, best breakfast burritos in Missoula with eggs from her own chickens. Recently, she has taken up roller skating.