Sam is an advocacy-focused communications and policy manager with a background in higher education governance and competitive debate. At Strategies 360, he develops tailored communication plans to help clients achieve their messaging goals and constructively influence public discourse.
Born in Anchorage and raised in Eagle River, Alaska, Sam attended the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he competed on the internationally-ranked Seawolf Debate team. Over his career, he achieved multiple tournament victories and was recognized as one of the top 10 individual speakers in the nation at the 2018 US Universities Debating Championships.
Sam also served as UAA’s student body president from 2016-2017, where he successfully led student advocates against cuts to state support for the university and designed a campus engagement campaign that doubled turnout in student elections within a year.
After graduating with a BBA in Finance and minors in Communications and Political Science, Sam worked with the Alaska Public Defender Agency, where he helped provide legal services and craft trial strategies for indigent clients.
Outside the office, Sam coaches high school debate and is an avid cross-country skier.