My full name is Salvatore D'Angelo III but everyone calls me Sam. I grew up in Trenton, NJ. Graduated with a double major in PolySci and Global Studies from Rider just in time to realize that I liked the theory of politics a lot more than the practice so I thought... might as well go play some music .
My friend convinced me to check out a “really cool” open mic at a local bar in my hometown. It was and I went every week, started waiting tables, making drinks, became a part of a beautifully underground arts community, co-founded Six to Midnight and met my wife. We had two lovely littles, Phoenix and Juniper, and our dog, Koda, is a 50-pound Bernadoodle who is either grumpily protective or exceptionally lazy -- not that anyone asked.
Art has always been a huge part of my life. Usually this would manifest itself in songwriting, but in an effort to make my gigs more dynamic, I drew inspiration from the generative art movement and came upon Processing. Coupling art and code was a mind-bending introduction into programming and finding a way to display these sketches online led me down the rabbit hole of web design and software development. I imagine escape is no longer an option... 🤷♂️
For information regarding professional experience check out my resume.updated 2021-05-07