Sam Gage

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Sam Gage started in the attractions industry 16 years ago at Silverwood Theme Park, a family owned park in northern Idaho situated on 220 acres serving 750,000 guests annually. Starting as a Ride Operator Sam worked his way up through leadership positions in the Rides Department including 3 years as the Rides Manager. In 2013 he was promoted to Operations Manager, and Director of Operations in 2014, which allowed him to oversee and gain experience in Safety, Aquatics, Security, Guest Services, First Aid, and Housekeeping. While at Silverwood Sam also regularly serves as the General Manager on Duty.

Teaching has long been one of Sam’s favorite responsibilities. He is a certified instructor in the Defensive Tactics System as well as Pepper Spray Defense through Personal Safety Training Inc., he has been an Ellis and Associates Lifeguard Instructor for 2 years, he teaches First Aid through ECSI, and is proud to be an instructor with iROC.

In his spare time Sam enjoys taking his two year-old daughter hiking and playing Portal He graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in Psychology.