Sam brings a wealth of management experience accumulated by 26 years in the Building Trades Industry and as a veteran servingin the United States Navy. Sober since October 11, 1999, Sam has spent the last 17 years involved in the 12-step recovery community nationwide, as a lecturer and workshop facilitator. This experience has led to his involvement in the treatment industry as a volunteer and with The Williamson County Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (TX) and The Washington County Drug and Alcohol Council’s Sub-committee on Co-occurring/ Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (MD), focusing on development of methods to assist person with co-occurring disorders with substance abuse disorder. In addition, he was a regularly invited lecturer for the Washington County Health Department, Hagerstown, MD, Outpatient Programs. He has attended the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and has benefit of the Southworth and Associates Interventionist Credentialing Training. In 2010, he received his Certified Credential of Non-Denominational Ministry. He is a dedicated father to his children and grand-children, along with his hobbies including hiking and camping and feels most comfortable in the mountains.