Hey, I’m Sam.

I live in Northern Michigan with my daughter Clementine, and our cat Beans.

I’ve been working in the tech industry since the early ’00s, in a variety of roles. A sort of Jack-of-all-trades, if you will. A T-shaped person. Specialization is for insects, right?

I’m easily distracted, is what I’m saying.

Front-end Web Development

I’ve spent the majority of my career building websites, and have had the pleasure of working with companies like Notabli, Disconnect, and the Avon Foundation for Women.

I’ll skip the long list of languages, libraries, and buzzwords. Suffice it to say, I might as well have “h t m l c s s” tattooed on my knuckles. (The 8th finger would have a teardrop for IE 6.) And not only do I write Javascript on a regular basis, I actually enjoy it. Stockholm syndrome, perhaps.

Community + Support

A few years ago, I grabbed a metaphorical blender and tossed in my development experience, a dash of wit, and a deep-seated need to make everyone like me, then poured out a community and support smoothie. I help people, solve problems, and help people solve problems at places like Dribbble, Cotton Bureau, and The Noun Project. I had the privilege of speaking about the importance of community management at Refresh Boston in 2013.

But don’t take my word for it.

(I didn’t write that tweet myself, promise.)


Side projects are my excuse for designing logos and icons, like these ones:


I ran a Kickstarter campaign to build Newbee, a product to make life easier for new parents. It failed, but through a series of fortunate and bizarre events, I had the chance to promote it on ABC’s Good Morning America. GMA has over 5 million viewers each day, on average, so I think it’s safe to say I’ll never be seen by so many people at one time ever again. Heavy.

I have two iPhone apps on the App Store: Faraday, a minimal agenda app, and Etta, an intuitive timer. Both are quite outdated and in desperate need of attention, but I can’t bear to retire them yet. Still holding out hope I’ll be able to scrape together time to give them a fresh coat of paint and bring them into the modern, post-3.5" device era.

I put together a iOS App Store preview video for my pals at Picks.

Like I said: distractable.