Sam is a writer, creative consultant, and wellness coach based in San Francisco, California.



As a prolific writer, public speaker, and digital strategist, Sam has harnessed the power of online media to solidify his place as a respected voice in mental health and wellness.

JOYFUL, AUTHENTIC, and WICKED SMART, his content has been consumed by millions worldwide.

In 2014, Sam launched Let’s Queer Things Up!, a blog exploring mental health and lifestyle from a queer perspective. His platform has since reached over 8 million readers.

He also pens the popular columns Woo Curious, a spiritual approach to self-care, and Crazy Talk, a “real talk” advice column tackling the complexities of living with mental illness.

To date, he’s been featured in The New York Times, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, Seventeen Magazine, Good Morning America, Refinery29, Bustle, Bitch Magazine, and more.

In addition to his consulting work, he is currently the Lead Editor of Mental Health & Chronic Conditions at Healthline.com. He also has an active social media platform that reaches thousands of followers each day — and growing.




Sam’s work issues a challenge: to dig deeper into your own creativity and self-efficacy to build a life worth living.


let’s create something amazing.

services
🖊 WRITING & EDITING

Media platforms, businesses, non-profits, or any organization that needs written copy or editorial expertise. My nine years in the industry will certainly come in handy.

Previous Branded Clients: YouTube, Starbucks, The Kresge Foundation, Old Navy

View my media portfolio here.
🎓 CAREER MENTORSHIP

No, it’s not a pipe-dream — you just need to be shown the ropes! If you’re looking to break into digital media and want tangible support in navigating this industry, get in touch.

Can include: Pitch reviewing, project planning, editorial guidance, professional development, brand and/or social media consulting, and more.
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📱 CREATIVE CONSULTING

Content marketing is a beast, but it’s one that I’ve conquered with ease. If you’re looking to launch a creative project that needs media and audience development expertise, I’m here for you.

Can include: Client proposal reviews, social campaign development, content strategy consulting, brand identity audits, and more.
🥂 BRAND PARTNERSHIP

I love amplifying brands worth paying attention to. If you’re looking for an influencer in the mental health and wellness space to review your product or boost your campaign, let’s talk.

Previous Clients: Seventeen Magazine, Instagram, NEDA
white ceramic mug with coffee on top of a planner🏅 WELLNESS COACHING

Struggling to set up a sustainable routine that supports your mental health? Are you lacking the structure you need to stay on track with your wellbeing? I’ve got you.

Can include: ADHD coaching, patient advocacy, emotional resourcing support, cultivating a spiritual self-care practice, and more.
🎙️ PUBLIC SPEAKING

Podcast, panel, conference, or keynote, I have an extensive background in public speaking and am happy to offer my voice on issues related to mental health, wellness, LGBTQ+ identity, body politics, and more.

Recent gigs: Giving Voice to Depression, How to Reach Out (Parts One and Two)
Pricing is available on a sliding scale and payment plans can be created for select services.