Hometown: Kenai, AK, USA
Currently resides: Truckee, CA, USA
Current Sponsors: Jones Snowboards, 686, Spacecraft Collective, Bluebird Wax, Totally Board Snowboard Shop, Side Surfers, Squaw Valley USA
Sammy moved to Alaska at age the tender age of one, where he spent most of his childhood years. By the time he was nine he was competing on USASA's halfpipe and slopestyle circuit. Sammy won many consecutive first place and overall titles in both disciplines garnering him his first sponsors before he was 10. In 2012, Sammy qualified for the Freeride World Tour taking home the championship in both 2016 and 2017. In 2016, after winning the AK event, he actually clinched the tour title before the finals in Verbier, a feat no other men’s snowboarder had accomplished. Sammy is a world renown freeride and backcountry snowboarder. He utilizes early season split missions as training for the season ahead, and end-of-season tours as a way to decompress after the rigors of the FWT. When not on the tour or in the backcountry, you can find Sammy at his home mountain, and freeride mecca, Squaw Valley USA.