Samuel has been a member of the Orange community since 2009, when he moved from Port Macquarie to start his career as a registered nurse at Bloomfield Hospital. Sam has also been a member of the Orange Theatre Company and followed his passion for the arts when, in 2014, he commenced a Bachelor of Performance at Wollongong University. He completed his studies in 2016, and while studying, Sam would regularly come back to the Orange area for inspiration and to continue his other passion of working in mental health.