Sam Smink-

Foster Sitter Coordinator

Sam is thrilled to join the Ruff Haven team as the Foster Sitter Coordinator. She always knew she wanted to work with animals and their people. Sam believes that animal companionship is for everyone.


​She currently works for Salt Lake County Animal Services as their IT Coordinator. Prior, she worked as an enforcement associate for the shelter. She is proud to be a part of organizations that strive to make responsible pet ownership possible for Utah residents.​Born and raised in Indiana, Sam graduated from DePauw University in 2014.


In 2016, she moved to Utah to see what life was like on the other side of the Rockies. Sam and her husband Josh currently live in Taylorsville with their wonderful rescue pets.