Samantha is originally from Missoula, Montana. She received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Montana in 2014. She spent 1 year working at multiple small high schools and an orthopedic clinic before attending graduate school at the University of Montana. Samantha earned her Master of Science in Health and Human Performance in 2017. During graduate school, she worked with youth, high school and adult hockey, as well as lacrosse. She completed research on youth hockey participants and their parents' concussion education levels. Additionally, she assisted on research for an assessment of Montana's concussion legislation. The research contributed to Montana's most recent changes to concussion legislation which now includes youth sports organizations. Samantha served as a clinical preceptor and adjunct professor in the Health and Human Performance department teaching a variety of classes. She looks forward to enjoying all the outdoor activities Vail has to offer!