Sam grew up in New Hampshire and raced in high school and college. He coached U14s at Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont, then followed his parents westward to the Wasatch. He loves skiing of all kinds but is particularly fond of a smoothly initiated GS turn over the backside of a knoll. He is a board member of BRASS Avalanche and is a Wilderness First Responder. When not coaching, Sam can be found backcountry skiing or watching whitewater kayak videos on youtube. One of his goals for the 2022-23 season is to play hacky sack in ski boots.