Director / Blank Gold Coast + GC Music Awards
A conservation worker by 'trade', Samantha Morris had a mid-life career change when she launched Blank GC in 2013, where she is part owner, writer and editor. After realising the growing need for the Gold Coast to find its own cultural voice, Sam and her friend Chloe Popa decided to launch the print magazine – with one simple aim: to challenge outdate stereotypes about the 6th largest city in Australia. Sam and Chloe also launched the Gold Coast Music Awards in 2015. She is also a freelance culture writer and continues to facilitate groups and management projects which help communities achieve sustainability goals.