"Anything is possible"
Sam Hicks is 40 something " make a difference type of person" with a passion for business, tourism, comunity development and photography.
A true creative spirit, Sam's talent has led her through an extensive career teaching ceramics from 1986 - 2003 and exploring her own artistic endeavors with her photography.
Now what once was a full time career, the ceramics is a distant hobby with her involvement in such newer passions as business development, marketing consultancy and photography part of her full time business.
Sam's top four values are humour/ happiness, lifestyle, learning and making a difference; if these are constantly met she finds everything else follows.
Sam's major achievements are:
Running a business from the age of 18.
Coordinator of the first public art project in Murrindindi – 3 artists + 3 towns = Art in our Environment. Resulted from a partnership with CEACA, Berry Street Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria and Murrindindi Shire Council.
Being involved in the Creative Volunteering course for local high school students.
Founding committee member of the Murrindindi / Upper Goulburn Food Wine and Culture Group.
Developing a training program for local Visitor Information Centre Volunteers.
Being involved in business and not for profits development and consulting for clients over the last eight years.
Being part of the management team at festivals and events such as:
Yea Autumn Festival
Marysville's Worlds Longest Lunch
The Upper Goulburn Regions precence at Taste of Melbourne/ networking nights and collectivill marketing UGWA, GSOGA and UGFWCG via local tourism collateral.
Sam has obtained diploma's in Tourism, Events, Community Development, Community Education and Project Management, she is currently studying a Diploma of Photograpy- 2012.
Comments about Sam from fellow committe members, local community people and or clients include:
"hardworking, passionate, inclusive, community minded, a community leader, creative, nothing phases her, integrity above all and has a strong work ethic."