Samantha Rich

RFP & Proposal Manager

A California native and graduate of Fresno State University, Samantha moved to Colorado in 2018 after running a summer camp with her husband outside Sequoia National Park. With 8+ years of experience in communication, operations, service, and support, Samantha leads the charge for the PAIRIN Request for Proposal Team, bidding on new opportunities for the company to connect with government entities, school districts, and individuals across the U.S. Prior to PAIRIN, Samantha worked as a proposal writer for the K-12 division of one of the nation's largest medical staffing agencies.

Why PAIRIN?
After graduating with my B.A. in Communication, I had no idea as to what career path my degree could take me. The options were endless, but the lack of direction was daunting, and I spent months aimlessly trying to figure out what I wanted to do. PAIRIN provides its users a real understanding of how to move forward in both their professional and personal lives, something I wish I had more access to after graduating. In our world where technology is often manipulated for bad, PAIRIN embraces it and uses it for good.

Who/What has been your greatest teacher?
2-way tie between my husband, Jason, and my twin sister, Blair. A pediatric cancer survivor, Jason lives every day to the fullest and is constantly reminding me to enjoy the little things and embrace every win, regardless of how big or small they might be. Blair challenges herself daily, is constantly growing on all levels, and inspires me to take risks that I wouldn't normally take on my own. She is fearless, hilarious, and always finds the good in everything.

Things you love
Hiking, charcuterie, party planning, exploring, and my two cats, Chuck and Kent.