Sam Carnes

Sam Carnes


Director of Amusements

Sam is the Director of Amusements for the Midwest League Quad Cities River Bandits, the High-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.

Prior to joining the River Bandits in 2022, Sam served as the Administrative Maintenance Supervisor for SSW Advanced Technologies in Clinton, Iowa and over-saw the administrative and asset-tracking program for two countries and 14 divisions.

From 2013 to 2016, Sam served as the Lead Carpenter for Direct Construction, while also working as a Millwright and Ironworker for Archer Daniels Midland beginning in 2011.

Sam holds a number of certifications and was Project Management Essential Certified by Management and Strategy Institute in 2019.

Sam attended Clinton Community College in 2004 and received his diploma in Workplace Safety and Health from Alison in January, 2022.

When he isn’t at the ballpark, Sam enjoys giving back to the community and is a committee member on the board of the Muddy River Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited.

Billings Mustangs
Quad Cities River Bandits
Wilmington Blue Rocks