Sam was raised in the Elk Valley of southeastern British Columbia. From an early age he developed a passion for hunting and wilderness. Sam has been an active member in local hunting/conservation groups for over a decade and is passionate about wildlife, access management, and wilderness.
Sam also works as a big game guide for one of the local outfitters, and when the opportunity arises he is saddling up one of his own horses to head for the backcountry.
Witnessing and frustrated with the continual loss of wilderness to mining and logging, as well as abuse to the landscape from motorized recreation, is what attracted him to the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers organization. It was obvious the province of British Columbia needed an organization of like-minded individuals that cared about wilderness, habitat, and a quality hunting experience.
Sam looks forward to being part of an organization that fights to ensure wild places, and wild experiences are not just a thing of the past.