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Elinda Hardy Bio, Sam Buttery Spouse, Age, Job

Elinda Hardy or Marie Elinda Hardy is the wife of Jeopardy! Masters contestant Sam Buttery. So, who is she? What does she do for a living? For how long they have been married? Learn all about it in this article below.

So, learn more as this article unfolds all the details.

Meet Elinda Hardy, Jeopardy! Masters Star Sam Buttrey Spouse

Marie Elinda Hardy or simply Elinda Hardy is the spouse of Jeopardy! Masters star Sam Buttery. Sam and Elinda married in November 1990. On their 32nd anniversary on 30 November 2022, Elinda posted on her Facebook writing, “Even in the depths of Pandemic He can charm Happy Anniversary.”

The couple likely shares two children together. Besides their anonymous daughter, they have a son named John Buttery. You can find John on Facebook (@jab831).

Elinda has been very supportive of her husband. They have known and loved the game show for a long time. He and his wife made many attempts to enter the competition as contestants. Sam and his wife were on vacation in Puerto Vallarta when he received the call from the show. It was a shock to learn that they had both submitted applications to the program.

In 2021, Sam was crowned the winner of the famous American TV show.

Sam has been a fan of the show since he was a 7-year-old boy watching the show in his grandma’s house in the 60s. The show returned in the ’80s and has been on pretty much ever since. “We watch it constantly,” Buttrey says. “It’s very comforting. The rules don’t change. It’s very G-rated, family-friendly and I find it very entertaining.”

Jeopardy fans also had to double-take during the episode from 13 December 2021. Fans believed Sam Buttery, now winner bore a striking resemblance to comedian Steve Martin. He became the first contestant to qualify for the Professor Tournament final after a highly competitive game.

One viewer wrote on Twitter, “Congrats to @SteveMartinToGo on making the finals of the @Jeopardy professors’ tournament.” Similarly, another wrote, “Interesting new role for @SteveMartinToGo as a college professor and @Jeopardy tournament semifinalist ‘Sam,”

Finally, all the tweets caught the attention of a comedian and he wrote, “I am relieved to find out this is not me. I was starting to doubt my sanity.”

In 2023, Sam returned as one of the previous winners for the Masters’ edition. Besides Sam, the winner of the Professors competition, there is Andrew He, Amy Schneider, the runner-up in the Tournament of Champions, and James Holzhauer, the longest streak holder, are all competing in this competition.

Before the Semifinals (which wrapped on May 17, 2023), Sam Buttery gained 3 points. Sam had 114 correct answers. His total score (excluding Final Jeopardy) was 80,600 with an 88 percent correct answer rate.

Born in 1961, Samuel Buttery is 61 years old. Sam received his PH.D. in 1996 from the University of California, Berkeley. He attended Princeton University, where in 1983 he received an A.B. in statistics. Sam finished high school at Phillips Exeter Academy as well. He has been an associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School since 1996. In the eight years between 1983 and 1991, he was employed at Cowen & Company as a computer systems analyst.

Classification, General Applied Statistics, and Computer-Intensive Methods in Statistics are among the subjects he teaches and conducts research in. Sam revealed that he was a professor at NPS during his callback. Soon after, he received a request to participate in the “Jeopardy” Professors Tournament, a three-round competition pitting academics from colleges around the nation against one another, as one of 15 professors.

Elinda Hardy Age

As of May 2023, Elinda Hardy is 68 years old. She was born in July 1954.

Elinda Hardy Job

Based on a LinkedIn discovered online, San Jose State University is where Elinda Hardy obtained her degree. She earned a certificate in legal assistant studies in 1991.

Elinda completed a two-year program there and at Monterey Peninsula, College, accumulating 60 credits toward her application for admission to the legal studies program.

Since 2003, Elinda has been as a paralegal with Heisinger, Buck & Morris. She had previously worked as a Trusts and Estates Paralegal for Hawley & Llewellyn’s in 2003. She also served as an administrative assistant for the Northern California Cements Masons from 2000 to 2003. As a Trust and Estates Paralegal, she worked for the law offices of George W. Walker (2001–2002) and Dennis W. Fox.

Is Elinda Hardy On Instagram?

Yes, Elinda Hardy is on Instagram (@mslemming) and Facebook (@elindah1).

Related FAQs

  • When Is Elinda Hardy Birthday?

Elinda Hardy’s birthday is in July.

  • Where Is Elinda Hardy From?

Elinda Hardy hailed from Pacific Grove, California.

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