Samantha Lutz grew up in a small town in Clarion County, PA, and now resides in Wampum, PA. She is a mother, biologist, avid hiker, and overall outdoor enthusiast. From an early age, she was drawn to the water and loved exploring the creek behind her house or the Clarion River at her family’s camp. Her father and grandfathers instilled in her the simple treasures of camping, fishing, and hunting. She has carried these passions into adulthood and seeks opportunities to get out into and help maintain our public lands and waters. As a mother, she wants to pass these traditions down to her daughter and ensure that these areas are protected for future generations and teach her that we all have a voice for these wild places and the heritage they include.