Samantha Kenney Maltais, 30, Loudon
Samantha Kenney Maltais, 30, of Loudon is principal strategist and marketing manager, SilverTech Inc.
What is the best career advice you ever received?
Well, this is not so much advice as it is actions. I’ve been fortunate to have several mentors see something in me that I didn’t at the time. I hope that someday I can also help others shine.
What motivates you to give back to your community?
I grew up watching my family give back — my dad is a volunteer firefighter and varsity soccer coach; my mom formed groups to make opportunities for students where there weren’t any in music and the arts. For me, giving back is what you do — it’s how you make amazing places to live and work.
What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?
Don’t quit that waitressing gig until you’ve got another one lined up (finding a career in 2008 will not be easy)!
Volunteer activities: Building On Hope; Manchester Young Professionals Network; Stay Work Play New Hampshire.