Now in his fifth year at the Mountain Workshops, Sam Oldenburg is the coordinator of technology and communications for The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University. His responsibilities at The Center range from photographing a plethora of summer camps and other programs to chaperoning students on whirlwind field trips and representing The Center at events around the commonwealth as well as around the world. His role is to get the best stories about The Center’s constituents in front of the right people at the right time. Sam enjoys twisting balloon animals, gardening and building furniture. A 2013 graduate of the photojournalism program at WKU, Sam previously worked for the Catholic Courier in Rochester, New York.