After receiving his BBA from Texas A&M (1970), his MBA from the University of Texas (1973) and his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the South Texas College of Law (1977), Sam enjoyed a successful law practice.  In 1985, Sam and Susan (along with three small children) left their suburban lifestyle behind and took a leap of faith when they acquired the assets of Camp Ozark.  Since then, Sam and Susan have devoted their lives to serving campers and camp families by providing an Incomparable Christian camp environment and experience while encouraging others to establish and deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.

One of Sam greatest assets is his wealth of experience and wisdom across many different fields.  Sam has been a successful business owner, lawyer, investment banker, and entrepreneur.  A life-long fan and supporter of Texas A&M athletics, Sam has been very involved with the university, serving in many different capacities.  Sam was a member of the Corp of Cadets, student senate, varsity baseball team and served as Head Yell Leader during his senior year.  Since graduating from Texas A&M, Sam has served on the 12th Man Foundation in a variety of positions including Board of Directors in 2014.  While on the 12th Man Foundation, Sam coordinated the redevelopment of the Texas A&M baseball complex, Blue Bell Park and served as Co-Chair of the Kyle Field Redevelopment Committee.  Sam is also involved in his church as a Life Bible Study teacher.  In addition, Sam has long been involved in mission efforts in Southwest Mexico through Gloria Al Padre and is a sought-after speaker on sexual abstinence for teens and their parents through the Sex, God and Me program.  

Sam is passionate about life, his work, his faith and his family.  He firmly believes that a person should give 100% to whatever he or she is doing, which is evident by the way he lives his life.  His standards are high and his commitment to excellence unwavering.  Throughout his tenure as owner of Camp Ozark, Sam has relentlessly pursed excellence in all areas of camp and remains forever committed to making Camp Ozark the premiere summer camp experience in the country.

Susan also brings a wealth of experience to Camp Ozark.  Susan has a BS in Nursing from the University of Texas (1971), and a Master’s Degree in Health Education from Texas A&M University (2013) which has helped to equip her for her role at camp.  As a Registered Nurse, Susan oversees all of Camp Ozark’s Health and Wellness initiatives.  Susan has extensive experience and training in Food Safety and Nutrition, and works closely with Camp Ozark’s food service operation.  With over three decades of retail experience, Susan and her team also oversee the Camp Ozark Store and retail operation, and is the creative force behind the vast array of retail offerings.  Also a die-hard fan of Texas A&M, Susan has served as President of the Houston Texas A&M Mother’s Club, is a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Education, and attends as many A&M athletic events as possible.