My name is Sam Martinez and I am the Dietary Director at Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehab. I was born and raised in Las Vegas NM. Although I have ventured out and lived in other places of the state, I have always loved my hometown and felt called to serve my community. I was raised to have the heart of a servant and in 2010 I was given the opportunity to have a position in the kitchen as a cook. Although I had experience elsewhere in a food type environment, I fell in love with the people I was serving here. I left briefly in 2014 but always missed the residents at Vida Encantada and returned shortly after. I was given the opportunity to become a Dietary Director and didn’t hesitate at the chance to jump at that opportunity. I took classes through the University of North Dakota for my CDM/CFPP and became certified shortly after.