This is Sam's first year on staff at Élan Percussion. He was raised and currently resides in La Verne, CA. Outside of teaching, he has studied and completed a degree and certification in Sound Recording Technology from Citrus College, where he seeks to further find experience in the field of studio sound recording and production.
Sam currently teaches visual at Damien HS, Savanna HS, and Gold Drum & Bugle Corps where he most recently served as both a visual technician and audio technician. His performance experience includes Gold Drum & Bugle Corps (2016-2018) where he served as horn sergeant his final year, Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps (2020-2021), and Pulse Percussion (2022).
This is Sam's first season as staff with Élan Percussion.