Board of Directors

Samm H.


Founder/ President

Samm is the founder and owner of Bear's Bites LLC and the co-founder of the Bear's Bites Foundation. She founded BB to help provide Bear with wholesome snacks and healthy food.  Through the business, she was able to establish the funds to begin her passion to help pet parents in need of financial support for their pets. She 

has always been active in the dog rescue world and currently sits on the BOD for Peoria Humane Society.  She loves supporting her community in different ways.

Mike C.


Mike is the co-founder of the Bear's Bites Foundation. He is a maintenance mechanic for Caterpillar Mapleton. He is able to use his skills in maintenance to help with building and machine maintenance at the Bear's Bites Headquarters.  He too has always had a love for pets and spends his free time being Bear's dad and best buddy to hang out with!  

Leah O.


Leah is a Payroll Accountant for SC2 where she has been employed for the past 10 years.  She is happily married to her husband, David, and they have four children together.  Ashley is currently serving in the Army, Lucas is currently serving in the Air National Guard here in Peoria and the twins Ben and Jake attend Washington Gifted Middle School.  Leah currently sits on the Bear’s Bites Foundation Board as the Secretary/Treasurer.  She spends her time watching her twins play travel hockey, being with family and friends and her three cats Wickett, Flash and Miko.