Samantha was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, but was raised in Bon Aqua, Tennessee throughout her school years. Even as a child, Samantha would draw and paint for her friends, family, and teachers. She attended East Hickman High School where she was the president of Art Club and often worked on set painting for the theater department. She majored in Studio Art at Columbia State Community College and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Austin Peay State University and will soon be starting on a Master’s degree. She works in a variety of artistic media including watercolor, graphite, collage, oil pastel, and, of course, acrylic! Samantha is passionate about art and seeks to bring out the creativity in others. She found that PWAT is the perfect place for balancing a creative career, a family, and for continuing her education. She has two kids: (the creative and chatty) Vincent and (the kind and funny) Piper. She has been married since 2011 with the love of her life, Dakota. She also has two goofy dogs and a cat. In her spare time she loves to read, listen to Broadway musicals, play with her kids, and watch anime with her husband.