Sam was born in Grande Prairie, AB and raised east of there on a farm in Crooked Creek, AB, where growing up he learned strong work ethics while working as a farmhand for local farmers. He moved into Grande Prairie, AB for hockey at the age of 16 and has been here ever since.
Sam completed his Journeyman Electrician education at Red Deer College, and his apprenticeship at Bullet Energy, where he worked for six years. He also went on to receive his Master Electrician certificate from Grande Prairie Regional College. In 2005 Sam started with Control Tech, as one of the 4 Electricians in the company that was at around 25 employees — working as a field Tech on Maintenance and construction for a couple of years, which lead to a full-time role with Exshaw Oil until the summer of 2008, when he was then selected as the Electrical Manager for Grande Prairie. In late 2011 Sam became an owner of Control Tech and since then has been working as an Owner/Manager. Sam is a Journeyman Master Electrician and holds an FSR Certificate in British Columbia. He has excellent leadership skills in the field and office, and he works very hard to keep improving Control Tech’s future.
Outside of work Sam enjoys being outdoors and spending time at the lake and cabin with family. He enjoys camping, hunting, surfing, pond hockey, woodworking, and of course fitness.