Sam grew up in the mountains of Washington and California, making numerous summer and winter backcountry trips into the Olympics, Cascades and Sierras. From these experiences he developed a deep passion for accessing remote and wild places. In addition to his work as a ski and alpine guide, Sam works for the NPS as a climbing ranger on Mt Rainier in the summer, and is the NWAC Pro observer for the Olympics in the winter. Sam used his expertise and exploration of the Olympics and co-authored the Hurricane Ridge Guidebook and Map. He lives in Port Angeles with his wife and loves having Hurricane Ridge as his backyard.
AMGA: Rock Guide Course, Alpine Guide Course, Advanced Ski Course
AIARE Course Leader, EMT