Meet The Founder

Dara Erck

Dara Erck (she/her) is the Founder & CEO of SAM+LEO and the mom of two teen boys. She spent much of her career as a consultant to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Global Health R&D Advocacy.

While shopping for toiletries for her son for sleep away camp, founder Dara Erck realized that there was a huge gap in the market. She spent a couple of years sitting with the idea and asking friends if they had a similar experience. When the answers were all a resounding “YES,” she decided to further explore the idea bringing SAM + LEO to where it is today.

Her individual core values are:

Inclusivity, positivity, education, sustainability, kindness, and individuality.

We Put Our Values First

✦ Kindness

✦ 100% Natural

✦ Individuality

✦ Sustainability

Our Pillars

We are a purpose-driven, social impact company devoted to teens and clean body care options. Everything to do falls into our pillars:


✦ Positivity 

✦ Education 

✦ Sustainability

✦ Authenticity