Music That Matters


As founder and editor of POParazzi.org, Sam puts the spotlight on emerging artists. His work finds him interviewing musicians and reviewing their work, as well as covering concerts.

Readers That Listen

POParazzi.org has a growing readership around the world. These readers are young pop culture enthusiasts who look to POParazzi.org music that's worth a listen.


Quality Choices

As editor, Sam oversees what content and music are shared on POParazzi. The music is always quality, and staff writers feature this content in ways that engage readers.


Connections That Truly Rock

Sam's work has built connections that matter. From working with artist management to secure photo credentials to providing fans with exclusive shots, POParazzi has been the driving force that's connected Sam with artists like American Idol winner Kris Allen and it's also drawn in hundreds of thousands of views thanks to fans of the bands, like the 5 Seconds of Summer who are always eager to see concert photos.

Awards & Honors


2018 - Associates of Arts - Journalism Degree West Virginia University - Potomac State
2018 Outstanding Student of the Year Finalist - West Virginia University - Potomac State
2018 Excellence in Journalism Award - West Virginia University - Potomac State
2018 Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Scholar - West Virginia University - Potomac State
2018 40 Under 40 - Allegany Magazine
2017 Excellence in Journalism Award - West Virginia University - Potomac State

Other Publications


2017-2018: Managing Editor of West Virginia University - Potomac State's Pasquino Newspaper
2016-2017: Staff Writer for West Virginia University - Potomac State's Pasquino Newspaper
2015: MSN Music UK: Lady Gaga Cannes Festival Coverage (For MSN Music UK/The Fame Gallery)