Sam grew up in Pueblo, Colorado and attended Pueblo Community College until moving to Gunnison in 2017, where he completed a degree in prelaw at Western Colorado University in 2022. His favorite memories from his youth include camping, fishing, and backpacking with his grandpa on the Western Slope of Colorado. His love for all of those things prompted him to want to live here, not just visit occasionally. The problem solving aspect of being on a jobsite is what he loves most about working in construction. He likes that everyday is different, never stagnant. He shares a love of motorcycles with many on the Crew 23 team and his passion for racing resulted in two broken arms, a crazy story, and some additional ambidextrous skills.