Sam Parker grew up on the South Shore of Massachusetts and, for a brief time, lived in Putney, Vermont. Through school, Sam spent his summers working for a plumber and began to develop skills in the trade and general hands-on work. He attended Dickinson College with the intentions of taking on a degree in Environmental Science. In his second semester, something incredible happened, he discovered BIODIESEL! After participating in a lab work shop on the subject, Sam spent his first summer of college work at Dickinson College’s Biodiesel Project, making fuel and discovering the biodiesel community.
Throughout college Sam continued to work at the Dickinson’s Biodiesel Program and focus his studies around biofuels and renewable energies. In the summer of 2011 he came to Piedmont as an intern. When Sam returned to Dickinson for his senior year, he was the Student Manager at Dickinson College Biodiesel and took the opportunity to tackle the task of rebuilding the biodiesel processing system there from scratch. In November of 2011, Sam attended the UN 17th Conference of the Parties in Durban, South Africa and participated in to discussions of climate change on an international scale.
In May of 2012 Sam graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science and completed the construction of the production system at the Biodiesel Program at Dickinson. Shortly after graduation, Sam returned to Chatham County to join Piedmont Biofuels once again, this time as a member of our Production Team.