Samantha has been coaching group lessons for 12 years, and private lessons for 9. Samantha has been skating for over 20 years, and also played high-level hockey. In addition to coaching figure skating, she coaches hockey power skating and has coached many hockey camps in the Central New York area. She is a Professional Skating Association (PSA) member and attends yearly conferences to further enhance her coaching knowledge. She is a graduate of Utica College with a Bachelors in Business Management, and she currently works for the Utica Comets and Utica City FC as the Director of Community Relations and the Save of the Day Foundation.