I am from Ethiopia originally and moved to the United States when I was 15. At the age of 16 I was introduced to the life of circus and have been involved ever since. When I am not performing I work with youth and training them in all aspects of circus. I have been trained in many areas of circus including: Stilt walking, Tumbling, Mini trampoline, Diabolo, Tight Wire, Clowning, and Unicycling but enjoy the Gym Wheel the most.
With Gym Wheel I have been able to travel the United States as well as internationally to perform and also compete the Gym Wheel. Starting in 2011, I tried another form of the wheel. After enjoying that experience of something new I decided to expand my talents to include this new form of giant wheel, which has led to Sam And The Giant Wheel!