Sam is a driven project manager with domestic and international design management experience. Skilled in high pressure challenges, fast-paced collaboration, and creative strategy, Sam applies her skills to AOA’s projects in themed entertainment, retail, restaurant design, immersive art museums, kinetic theme parks, and more.

Sam got her start in the hospitality and themed entertainment world at the University of Central Florida, where she studied Hospitality Management before moving onto various theme park and hospitality operations roles. She’s also worked in traditional theatre venues as a stage manager, creating and leading teams into show excellence, maintaining operational standards of all stage equipment, and exceeding ticket sales goals in several world-class performances. Sam later earned her Master of Business degree from Rollins College, allowing her to conduct strategic company analyses and earning her Six Sigma Green Belt candidacy.

Over the course of her career, Sam has flexed her entertainment design and operations muscles on a variety of different projects. During her time with Universal Creative, she acted as Facility Coordinator for the creative and facility development of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Beijing Resort. Alongside her Universal colleagues, Sam co-produced a number of diverse thematic scopes alongside intellectual property experts. Sam also worked as a Props and Showset Responsible Individual, producing multi-million dollar props fabrication, interior design, and general fabrication scope of world-renowned intellectual properties.

Sam’s skillset includes working with multiple vendors, designers, engineers, clients, and stakeholders to create guest experience that amaze. Whether clients are building a luxury hotel or a rollercoaster, her abilities make any project shine.

With her creative problem-solving abilities, Sam is able to organize and collaborate with ease. As AOA launches into new project adventures, Sam can’t wait to build incredible guest experiences alongside the rest of this once-in-a-lifetime team.