Updated June 9, 2021
Now a resident of Kentucky with his wife Diana, Sam has a background in engineering, journalism, publishing, forestry, construction management, and telecommunications.
An author and entrepreneur, he is president and CEO of Centratel, the premier telephone answering service in the United States. Other businesses he founded and are Work the System Consultants (which is owned and operated by Josh Fonger) and PathwayOne, an online marketing firm based in Italy. There are other small businesses that he owns and operates, too.
Originally published in 2008 by Greenleaf Book Group, his first book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less is in its Fourth edition (released in February 2021).
His second book, The Systems Mindset: Managing the Machinery of your Life, was published in May 2016. Download online and audio versions at www.systemsmindset.com.
In 2006 Sam founded Kashmir Family Aid, a 501c3 non-profit that aids surviving school children of the Northern Pakistan and Azad Kashmir earthquake of October 2005. (kashmmirfamily.org).
Originally from upstate New York, Sam’s outside interests include mountaineering, skiing, cycling, reading, traveling, photography and writing.
He has been a U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial candidate, in Oregon.