Sam was an engineer by profession, but picked up photography as a hobby in the late 1990's. He purchased his first DSLR in 2007 and joined the Plano Photography Club in 2011. He has served as Webmaster and as President of the PPC. For several years, he has been a judge for the PSA Website Contest and in 2020, became the PSA Website Contest Director. He moved to Waco, Texas, upon his retirement in 2019.