Sam Crissman was born in western Pennsylvania and moved to Wickenburg as a young child. He proudly graduated from Wickenburg High School and served in the United States Air Force, being honorably discharged in 1978.
In 1986, Council Member Crissman was licensed as a general contractor and has since built hundreds of homes in the Wickenburg area, along with several commercial buildings. He frequently volunteers for various community causes and holds lifetime memberships in the National Rifle Association and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Council Member Crissman is married to Brenda and has three children, Alexi, Blake, and Luke. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, and fishing.