As a performing artist, Sam Payne has shared the stage with rock legends Toto and Foreigner, pop stars Air Supply and Marie Osmond, and more. He has entertained as a storyteller, songwriter and jazz musician in concert halls from Bulgaria to Tokyo, and from the Will Rogers Auditorium in Dallas, Texas to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from Weber State University, and a Master's degree in Education from Southern Utah University. As a radio writer and personality, he has written for the Glenn Beck Program, directed the nation’s number one inspirational Internet radio station, YLDSR.com, and created and syndicated “The Radio Family Journal,” a popular radio feature on faith and family. Mr. Payne has also authored publications for children, with a readership of some 200,000 elementary school students. His work has been adopted as core curriculum by state boards of education in Florida and Arkansas. He has also authored works of historical fiction. Mr. Payne co-directed the "Soundcheck Series," an artist development program for independent songwriters, and is currently the school director of Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts in Lehi, Utah.