Since 2002, I’ve been actively involved in various marketing channels from online to traditional to a combination of the two. Along the way, I’ve worked with small companies to large global corporations on everything from website development, SEO, and business consulting to affiliate and project management.

I decided to channel what I’d learned over the years in marketing as an executive and thinker into my own unique and indie consulting company and focus on working with people, groups, non-profits, and churches that do incredible work but need clarification of their message and better marketing.

My work allows me to take what I’ve learned through those experiences as well as my time in the marketing industry and help nonprofits and religious organizations do what they do better.

I’m also an ordained minister, have published a book on Assyrian archaeology from Yale University Press, have grand aspirations for Hunger Initiative and the Harrelson Foundation, love to study Dura Europos and run the Thinking.FM podcast network.

Here’s a little more about me…


  • Wofford College
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Yale University

Work Experience:

  • Sam Harrelson Consulting
  • Marketing Strategy Manager, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
  • General Manager, North America – Clicks2Customers
  • CEO – planetBeta
  • Senior Vice President / COO – PrimeQ
  • Director of Publisher Relations – Motive Interactive
  • Affiliate Manager – Rextopia Network
  • Affiliate Manager – Think Partnership / Kowabunga
  • Affiliate Manager – Aluria Software
  • Director of Advertising Relations – SubscriberBASE / AdDrive Network
  • Publisher – CostPerNews
  • Publisher – ReveNews

Teaching Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor – Gardner-Webb University
  • Adjunct Professor – University of South Carolina
  • High School Literature – Newberry High School (Newberry, SC)
  • Middle School Science Teacher – Hammond School (Columbia, SC)
  • Middle School Science and Robotics Teacher – Spartanburg Day School (SC)
  • Middle School Math, Robotics, and Science Teacher – Carolina Day School (Asheville, NC)
  • Boys and Girls Club (Spartanburg, SC)

Advisory Boards:

  • Palmetto Project Board of Advisors
  • Commission Junction Board of Publishers
  • Affiliate Summit Advisory Board
  • Affiliate Classroom Board of Directors
  • Spartanburg Day School Strategic Planning Board
  • Social Media Board for Carolina Day School


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