Born and raised in Havelock, NC Samantha started gymnastics at the age of 6 at her local YMCA. She competed in the USAG JO program through level 9 at Rose Gymnastics Training Center. Upon graduating High School, Samantha attended East Carolina University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She has held jobs as a retail manager and daycare instructor in the years before she married and started a family. Her passion for gymnastics remained strong throughout the years and has led her back into teaching. In her spare time she enjoys crafting, crocheting, and playing outside with her kids and dogs. Samantha and her husband Matthew have 3 wonderful children, Ashlynn, Dylan, and Logan.