Samantha grew up in Plainfield, IL. As a child she had lots of different pets, which fueled her love of animals. Her passion turned into a profession when she went to Western Illinois University and studied Zoology and Psychology. She loved learning about the different ways animals think and interact with their environment. Her studies led her to work with animals in a multitude of environments.
Samantha has worked at wildlife rehabilitation centers and even an elephant sanctuary. She has trained animals and performed in live educational animal shows for both adults and children. The shows included live wild animals like Great Horned Owls, Black Throat Monitor Lizards, and Red Tail Hawks. After guest could come and encounter certain animals up close! Her favorite show she conducted was the parrot show, where she trained a Blue Throat Macaw how to wrestle a toy alligator.
While she is passionate about working with the animals she finds the most enjoyment in teaching people how to improve life with their furry friends. She has two Pitbull mixes, McKenzie & Hazelnut, a Quaker parrot, Kiko, and a Mexican black king snake, Rey. She spends most of her free time outdoors with friends, family and pets.