Samantha was Mrs Kansas America in 2010 and again in 2015. She is the first person from her state to win the state pageant twice. Samantha was Mrs Kansas United States 2017 and went on to place top 10 at Mrs United States that year. She was Mrs Midwest United States 2018, and went on to win swimsuit, evening gown, interview, and the title of Mrs United States 2018.
Samantha is a military and fire service spouse, mother of four, and an adoption advocate. She holds a BSED, a Masters Degree in Adaptive/ Functional Special Education, and an Ed.S. in Special Education Leadership, as well as a graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders.