Sam grew up in Ohio in a family of educators. He spent a lot of time listening to and playing music, as his parents were both music teachers. Now he spends his free time meditating, camping, playing games, making art, and spending time with friends and family. He became a mentor in 2019 and loves learning from and spending time with youth. Fun Facts: Sam spent a season training Iditarod dog sled racing dogs, he spent three months in a secluded monastery meditating, and he has his very own worm farm!