American by birth but with deep Italian roots and heritage Sam is the primary organizer for all of our Alumni Trips in Italy and Ireland.Sam has been involved with NOLS since 1976 and an Instructor since 1992, safe to say his roots and passion for the school run deep. While he is best known for his dedication and passion about all things Italy, Sam does work other Alumni trips and an occasional Custom Education trip as well where others get to enjoy Sam’s passion for coaching and personal development. Outside of NOLS, Sam is an Executive Coach, Mentor, and Foodie/Chef. Sam holds a few distinctions at NOLS that we are proud to brag about. *First Father/Daughter Instructor team *Densest and longest eyebrows at NOLS *Most laps on Italy's Alta Via 1 (30+) *Accrual of over 300 Field weeks at NOLS.