Sam was born in Steubenville, Ohio to a very musical family, some of whom are church musicians and his brother is a worship leader in Illinois. Sam moved to Gainesville 7 months ago from Ohio with his high school sweetheart, Cera (pronounced Sarah). Sam started playing piano when he was 10 years old. He started playing piano in his youth group when he was 12, and worked his way up to playing in the Sunday morning service. He has been in choir since the 6th grade, joined his first accapella group in his sophomore year of high school and stayed in accapella music until he graduated high school. During his time at Steubenville Big Red High School, he has played piano for various choir performances and theatrical performances. Sam has assisted with and played for choirs. He hopes to continue his life of music in the theater and the church for the rest of his life.