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Sam Bender


Community Operations Coordinator

Sam Bender is the Community Operations Coordinator at Ascender. He oversees the co-working space’s daily operations and is the immediate on-site resource for our members as they go about their workdays.

He loves the conversations he gets to have with our members, both about their work and their lives, and getting to see them succeed and evolve—both as people and as entrepreneurs—throughout their time with us.

Sam grew up in Sewickley and studied Spanish and History at the University of Pittsburgh. Before Ascender, he bussed tables at local restaurants, worked as a legal writer at an immigration law firm, and managed other co-working spaces with The Beauty Shoppe. He spends his free time reading and collecting novels, writing fiction, and lazing on the couch with his partner and two cats.