Sam was born and raised in Ponte Vedra. Her passion for working in the special needs community started in high school working in the Best Buddies program. She graduated from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a degree in Hospitality. During her time at Alabama, she continued to support organizations in the special needs community and completed an internship at a special needs performing arts center and summer camp for youth.
Upon graduating, Samantha moved back to Ponte Vedra and has since worked at The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club directing group and corporate reservations. In her spare time she enjoys traveling to the mountains, reading, cooking and serving her community through TEAM HEAL.