Sam began attending Camp Hickory Hill at ten years old. As soon as he was old enough, he became a Junior Leader, then Collegian, Program Director and Assistant Summer Camp Director. In 1986 Sam was made the Summer Camp Director. Sam continued to serve as the Camp Director and beginning in 1992 also served as the Regional Director for CSB Ministries until 2008 when he was brought on as the Executive Director for Camp Hickory Hill.
Sam and Suzanne attend Randall Baptist Church in Williamsville, NY, where they are involved in a variety of ways. They have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren.