Silver Samuels, born and raised in Berkeley, has advocated for children professionally for the last 17 years. He naturally turns work into play, specializing in the enrichment of a child centered experience. For his kindergarten through high school years, he attended Patten Academy, in Oakland's Fruitvale district. At the age of 19, unexpectedly one day, he accepted a job as a preschool assistant, which lead to a full time position as a head teacher. This became a joyful experience, and was the beginning of a profession as a dedicated children's advocate. Soon after, Silver became a family visitation supervisor, a job which offered him invaluable experience as a liaison between parents and their children until he graduated with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Cultural Studies from Sonoma State University. He went on to obtain early childhood education units from College of Marin enhancing his experience as a head preschool teacher. During the course of those years Silver also spent each summer as a camp counselor, camper advocate and staff supervisor, at Camp Winnarainbow, a circus and performing arts camp in northern California.