Samantha Garwin is Chief Operating Officer of Fleisher’s Craft Butchery, one of the largest retailers of ethically-raised beef, pork, lamb and poultry on the east coast. Prior to becoming COO, she completed an apprenticeship at Craft Butchery and continued on to become the shop’s General Manager, driving the growth of Connecticut’s first sustainable, whole-animal butcher shop and restaurant. Earlier in her career, as Production Manager for Maya Mountain Cacao, a direct-trade cocoa bean sourcing operation in Belize, Sam managed the processing of organic cacao beans through 400% growth in volume and staff. Before joining the ethical food movement, Sam conceptualized, designed and deployed e-commerce and business analytics software solutions for Oracle. She holds her BA in information science and biology from Cornell University.