Sam is a former consultant in the disaster relief industry. Working with organisations like Tearfund and Save the Children, he set up bases in the field in emerging situations, as well as supplying the operations once underway. He's worked in West Africa, the Balkans, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia.
15 years ago Sam swapped his life as an international disaster relief logistician for one working as a commercial fisherman, based out of the pretty North Devon village of Clovelly.
He spent five years going from hurricanes on the Grand Banks, to months in the Antarctic Ocean with whales, seals and wheeling Albatross, and from there to near losing his life, the ship and all hands 500 miles off Madagascar.
Currently he lives in Bristol where he makes artisan brass work in a small workshop.