Tomboy Spotlight

Sam Solatka

Hometown:  Lockport, IL

Profession: Director of Operations for the Knoxville Symphony- I love working hands-on but was ready for a bigger role within the arts. The combination of music and logistics is perfect for me.

Favorite Sports: Powerlifting

Best Adventure: Hiking in Zion with my mom and fly fishing in the Smokies with my boyfriend!

Favorite Foods: Chips & salsa😍 Pasta for big squat days.

Age: 23

Favorite Music: Classical, country, and almost every genre in between. Tyler Childers is my top played.

Book: Braiding Sweetgrass. It’s like reading a botanist’s academic studies in the form of a memoir or love story.

Little Known Fact: I have 2 black belts


Proud Accomplishment: Setting State and National records in powerlifting alongside my favorite people!

Giving Back: I think that encouragement is an underrated gift. I love giving a small word of grace to someone, especially other females in the gym. Never know how it’ll motivate or encourage someone the next day.

Favorite Products: Watergirl Toner, Eye Cream, Lip Slick