Sam is a classically trained professional percussionist – and the WCO’s Director of Operations. His passion for bringing music to the community began when he was appointed as a Student Artist in Residence through the Creative Trust of Milwaukee, which gave him the opportunity to perform and teach masterclasses at hospitals.

During his graduate studies at San Diego State University, Sam facilitated the university’s involvement in the San Diego Symphony's border park performance of Inuksuit in 2018, which received national acclaim in The New Yorker. Prior to joining the WCO as our Production Manager in 2019, he served as the Orchestra & Operations Manager for the San Luis Obispo Symphony.

As a percussionist, Sam has performed with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra, San Luis Obispo Master Chorale, San Diego City Ballet, and the Pacific Conservatory Theatre.

In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and computer programming.