Sam was born in Napier and raised on a sheep and beef farm near Puketitiri. Coming from a remote part of Hawkes Bay, Sam is a keen hunter, fisherman and tramper. Sam spent University holidays working for Surveying the Bay and joined the team in 2014 as a graduate.
Sam graduated from Otago University and at the end of 2013 with a Bachelor of Surveying Degree. He is now working towards becoming a qualified Licensed Cadastral Surveyor.