Sam completed his Higher School Certificate at Calrossy Anglican School in Tamworth, where he was School Captain in 2012. He studied Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Extension 1 Mathematics, and Extension 1 English, and achieved an ATAR of 96.2. Sam now lives with his wife Clare in Sandgate while he studies a Bachelor of Secondary Teaching (Science), with a Physics Major. He hopes to graduate as a science teacher who is able to help students get excited about scientific phenomena around them in everyday life. In his spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with friends, skating and drinking tea.