Sammy West was born and raised in Jackson TN. He is a product of the local public school
system having graduated JCM in 1981. Sammy spent one year at Jackson State before
transferring to Auburn University where he attained a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1988.
Upon graduating he moved back to Jackson and has practiced architecture in the the region since
passing the registration exam in 1992.
Speaking 1992, Sammy bought his first house in mid-town Jackson that year where he and his wife, Becky, raised a daughter, Chloe. Sammy and a Becky continue to reside in this same home.
Sammy is a huge proponent of downtowns, especially his own hometown's. He has been continuously involved in the efforts of Main Street/JDDC to improve the area since the late 80's.