Lynda Sampson

Lynda Sampson

VP of External Affairs

Lynda grew up in Vail and graduated from Colorado State University at Fort Collins with a degree in speech communications. In February 1991, Lynda relocated to her hometown, Vail Colorado to join the tv8 team during the station’s first year of operation. By the fall of 1993, Lynda served as the Executive Producer and Host of “Good Morning Vail”. A position she held for over 15 years.

Since retiring from tv8, Lynda worked as the Regional Development Officer for Colorado Mountain College’s Edwards campus and developed “Women in Philanthropy,” a member-based program with the goal of increasing awareness and support for CMC. Lynda also serves on the Board of the Breast Cancer Awareness Group, spent two years as the President of the Red Sandstone PTA, volunteers for Vail Mountain School’s Parent Partners and Chaired the Vail Valley Medical Center’s annual Hospital Dinner Dance for two years, and is currently a member of the 2015 Youth Committee for the World Alpine Ski Championships.

Prior to assuming her full-time duties at SPRI, Lynda directed the 2012 summer fundraising event “Rock the Research,” featuring Darius Rucker. The concert and gala broke all records for attendance and revenue, with Rucker playing to a standing room only audience of 2,700.

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