Sam Lardner is a seasoned professional with a diverse background in educational leadership, nonprofit management, campaign directing, and music production. Lardner studied at The Hotchkiss School, pursued a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Russian Area Studies at Dartmouth College, and completed a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Russian Language at Middlebury College.
Throughout his career, Sam Lardner has held various positions of leadership, including Director of Learnlife Barcelona at Learnlife, Director of Project Difference at Fundación Ricardo Fisas Natura Bissé, Campaign Director & Artist at The Ocean Foundation, Executive Director at Johan Cruyff Foundation, and Independent Recording Artist as a Singer-Songwriter, Producer. He has also worked as a Consultant for Russian Privatization at IFC-International Finance Corporation and as an Ice Hockey Player at FC Barcelona, and he previously served as a teacher of Russian, Spanish, and English at The Hotchkiss School.
Currently, Sam Lardner serves as the Director of Learnlife Barcelona, where he focuses on providing world-class education to students worldwide through experiential, project-based learning. He is an innovative leader who works tirelessly to break down barriers to education and to promote social change through his position as Director of Project Difference at Fundación Ricardo Fisas Natura Bissé. Sam Lardner has a longstanding commitment to environmental conservation and social justice and has dedicated his career to building partnerships and networks to support these causes.