Sam opened SMC Consulting, LLC in 1999, after gaining more than 25 years of work experience in the design industry.
In 1989, prior to opening her firm, Sam was employed by a commercial furniture dealership in Pittsburgh, PA. She was the project team leader for large corporate projects providing commercial interior space planning, design and furniture specifications. Having previously pursued a Computer Information Systems degree, Sam acted as the CAD/MIS manager responsible for hardware and software installations, troubleshooting, purchases, upgrades, and training for the firm's design studio.
Before Sam became a Yins’er she was a Ya’ll’er. From 1979 to 1989 Sam lived in Woodstock, GA and was employed by Kimberly Clark Corporation in Atlanta. She was the Senior Facilities Project Coordinator supporting the Facilities Manager with budgeting, building operations, and construction management for a 99-acre campus with 6 buildings totaling over 500,000 square feet.
Sam participates on the Beaver County Career and Technology Center Drafting and Design Advisory Committee and is highly recognized in the industry for her diverse experience, dedication and passion to the business, her outstanding work ethic, and personal attention to clients. Sam is a one-of-a-kind designer training her employees to be a one-of-a-kind team.
Sam is proud to be a recipient of the 2014 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Award. This award recognizes the top 50 executives in Pittsburgh for their ability to effectively build and lead savvy organizations. Recognition is given to the 50 leaders for their achievements in building innovative, impactful and sustainable businesses. Sam was recognized for her impact on the industry, and her exceptional work ethic.
Sam works and plays in Beaver, PA. She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys kayaking, biking, running, hiking, snorkeling, and skiing. Among these activities Sam’s favorite sport is skydiving. She proudly recieved her "Gold Wings" making her 1000th skydive in 2019. Sam’s love for the outdoors influenced her nickname “Sam” at a young age that later became legal.