Coming from a commercial beekeeping family, Sam worked at Plant Health Australia (2011-2016) where he established and managed many national honey bee and pollination programs. For this work, Sam received the AHBIC Award of Excellence in 2016 for service to the honey bee industry.
From 2016-2018 Sam worked at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in international trade and market access. Sam is currently employed by the NSW Government where he manages regional infrastructure and programs. Sam has been a Director of the Wheen Bee Foundation since 2016, and joined the AgriFutures™ Honey Bee & Pollination Advisory Panel in 2017. Sam holds a degree in Horticultural Science (Honours) from the University of Sydney.