Sam joined Fusion Academy Solana Beach in the fall of 2013, before that he was a stay-at-home-dad and a professional house painter. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English at California State University East Bay and earned his Master’s Degree in English from National University a few years later. He also has a single-subject credential from National University. For the past 10 years Sam has been teaching, tutoring, and coaching baseball and basketball for kids ranging from 4 to 18. It took a while, but he has finally found a career that he enjoys and one that he hopes to do until he retires. In his free time he likes to spend time with his family, coach his sons, read, write, and watch soccer.