Sam has a BS in Geoscience from Winona State University and an MS in Geoscience from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. After spending four years in the U.S. Army, Sam went to work as an Ore Geologist at the Twin Creeks Mine in Nevada. From there, Sam spent five years as a Project Development Geologist at the Long Canyon mine, also in Nevada. Most recently, Sam spent the last four years as the Mine Geology Manager and Senior Geoscientist II with Newmont Goldcorp at the Cripple Creek and Victor mine site, where he was also second in command of the Mine Technical Services Group.
In his free time, Sam enjoys volunteering with veteran groups, hiking in the mountains, and acrylic pour painting. He resides in Colorado Springs with his wife, Estee, and kids, Khloe and Kayden.
A major roadway in California’s Bay Area presented a multitude of challenges to the state’s Department of Transportation where a large 140-linear foot portion of bluff supporting the roadway was simply sliding out to sea.