Sam founded Centratel in 1984. With a background in engineering, construction, publishing and journalism, and residing in Bend, Oregon, outside interests include mountaineering, skiing, cycling, reading, and traveling. His book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less is in its third edition. His new book, The Systems Mindset: Managing the Machinery of your Life, is available now for PDF download. The audio version will be available at the end of January 2016. The hard cover will be in book stores and at all regular outlets in March 2016.

Other business enterprises include educational products, software and consulting (see Sam is founder and director of Kashmir Family Aid, a 501C3 non-profit, aiding surviving school children of the 2005 Northern Pakistan and Azad Kashmir earthquake.

Sam is active politically, contemplating a run for US Senate in Oregon in 2016.