Welcome to Samantha Gores
December 12, 2014

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Hi! My name is Samantha Gores (Sam for short) and I am the new Youth Transition Specialist at Independence Inc.!  I started in October, and on my first day attended the annual Independent Living Fair. Now, that was an introduction! I’ve enjoyed my brief time here and have spent a lot of it getting to know my amazing co-workers, preparing to provide youth transition classes, as well as studying the Independent Living Movement, disability history, and really, anything I could get my hands on! I am thrilled to be part of the Independence team and look forward to using my skills and creativity to help teach youth how to lead more independent lives.   

I am a Minot native and have attended both Minot High School and Minot State University. I completed my BA in Psychology and English at MSU, and am now enrolled in Capella University’s online MS in Mental Health Counseling program. I truly love learning, and I find opportunities to learn wherever I am. I enjoy spending my spare time with my boyfriend, Josh, and our two dogs, Karl and Maddy. I also like reading, listening to music, and riding (not driving) motorcycles.

I’ve spent most of my working life in restaurants, which has enhanced my helpful and friendly nature. But my position as a Direct Support Professional with children and adolescents with disabilities has been the most influential for my personal and career goals. I am passionate about working with adolescents of all abilities. I am beyond excited to work with youth in supporting their transitions from high school to adulthood and independence. 



Welcome to Samantha Gores
December 12, 2014

Top of Page 2 Sam Photo.JPG 

Hi! My name is Samantha Gores (Sam for short) and I am the new Youth Transition Specialist at Independence Inc.!  I started in October, and on my first day attended the annual Independent Living Fair. Now, that was an introduction! I’ve enjoyed my brief time here and have spent a lot of it getting to know my amazing co-workers, preparing to provide youth transition classes, as well as studying the Independent Living Movement, disability history, and really, anything I could get my hands on! I am thrilled to be part of the Independence team and look forward to using my skills and creativity to help teach youth how to lead more independent lives.   

I am a Minot native and have attended both Minot High School and Minot State University. I completed my BA in Psychology and English at MSU, and am now enrolled in Capella University’s online MS in Mental Health Counseling program. I truly love learning, and I find opportunities to learn wherever I am. I enjoy spending my spare time with my boyfriend, Josh, and our two dogs, Karl and Maddy. I also like reading, listening to music, and riding (not driving) motorcycles.

I’ve spent most of my working life in restaurants, which has enhanced my helpful and friendly nature. But my position as a Direct Support Professional with children and adolescents with disabilities has been the most influential for my personal and career goals. I am passionate about working with adolescents of all abilities. I am beyond excited to work with youth in supporting their transitions from high school to adulthood and independence. 





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