Sampl, without an ‘e’, is an Austrian name. I was born and raised near Hartford, Connecticut, and have lived my entire life in southern New England: Providence, Boston, Worcester, and now what Massachusetts calls ‘the South Coast.’
Master of Art Education, UMASS Dartmouth
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design
Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River MA. 2008–2019
Nativity Preparatory School, New Bedford MA. 2006, 2007–2008
Taunton High School, Taunton MA. Student-teacher, 2007
I hold teaching licenses for Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
What everyone really wants to know about is my twenty years as a Christian, Catholic monk. Briefly: lots of prayer, reading, and silence, while serving in positions as disparate as healthcare administrator, vestment production coordinator, and catalogue designer. Yes, God exists.
Equally interesting, perhaps, was three years working in typeface design. This was in the 1980s, at the very beginning of the digital revolution. The technology that enables me to see this font as I type was born then.