Well-traveled, well-read and a friend to all, Sam’s myriad interests and passions are inspiring. A native Minnesotan, and our veteran member, Sam is currently enrolled at Normandale Community College where he is studying geology. A budding naturalist and geologist, his favorite rock is pegmatite. He enjoys biking, roller blading, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, mountain climbing and nature. He loves all animals, especially his 11-year-old yellow lab, Tori. Sam is a World War II history buff and had the incredible opportunity to travel to Normandy with his family. Sam also boasts the largest and only coin collection at Erik’s Retreat – 4,000 pennies dating back to 1941! Sam’s kindness and generosity toward all – whether animate or inanimate - are sure to please!