Samantha was born and raised in Whitby, Ontario. She has a large, closely-knit family and describes her childhood as quite perfect. Samantha is very active; growing up, she played volleyball and soccer, and continues to play with a local women’s league.
Samantha went to University in Ontario, where she studied media and communications. After taking some time to travel, Samantha returned to school to study event management. She has worked in event management in sports, film and television. She has worked as a production assistant for various events and commercial shoots.
Along with sports, Samantha keeps quite busy in lots of other ways in her down time. She has a passion for animals; she has volunteered at the Toronto Wildlife Centre, has a family dog named Melvin, and a cat she describes as “not very nice”. She loves to watch reality TV and enjoys seeing strong female leads portrayed on the big and small screen. She doesn’t tend to get political, but describes herself as a open-minded person. When asked how others would describe her, Samantha said they would call her a dreamer, someone who thinks unconventionally, is friendly, and optimistic, a quality she says she gets from her father.