Sam Houghteling

SAM HOUGHTELING is a creative and enterprising leader who is passionate about collaborative problem solving, and is leading the development of the Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership at Colorado State University. From 2013-2017, Sam worked with the City of Fort Collins, and was on the leadership teams for Fort Collins Startup Week, the Northern Colorado Food Cluster, the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District, and Compass Innovation School. Prior to moving to Colorado, Sam served as a Director for a Massachusetts based public health non-profit and interned in a U.S. Congressional Office. Sam is interested in how community networks influence the policy making process, and is pursuing a Ph.D. at CSU in Public Administration and Environmental Policy. Sam enjoys playing baseball, cooking, live music, and spending time in the mountains.