Samantha is a former Division 1 collegiate athlete that holds both an undergraduate, and a graduate degree, in exercise science. She conveys the same fire and passion to help improve the fitness of all of her clients, while committing her career to helping improve the health and wellness of the community, her corporate clientele, and her patients. Her athletic and educational background displays an assortment of awards and credentials. In high school, she was a state champion, standout goalkeeper that won First Team All-State honors, Conference Player of the Year, and State Goalkeeper of the Year. She then continued her soccer career at Morehead State University, where her team won the Ohio Valley Conference title in back-to-back years, and made two trips to the NCAA tournament.

Although, her athletic accomplishments were many, she also excelled in the classroom where she graduated with honors from Morehead State, while being a student research assistant for the Kentucky Healthy Schools program during her Junior and Senior years. She was offered a grant-funded scholarship to attend Wake Forest University for her Masters in Health and Exercise Science. While at Wake Forest, she was able to assist on 4 different research studies, teach exercise science courses, and work as a coordinator at a clinical exercise facility. Most of her work in graduate school was devoted to research in the correlation of weight, physical activity, and breast cancer in response to survival rates.

Samantha is recognized as a clinical exercise physiologist from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and a Certified Health and Wellness Coach (ACSM).