Sam was born and raised in Southern California. She is her parents’ only child. She first became interested in gymnastics in the third grade. She started with acro gymnastics and later artistic gymnastics and tumbling. She moved to eastern Washington for college five years ago and started coaching gymnastics in 2013. Her favorite part of coaching is watching her students’ progress.
After finishing her bachelor’s degree in biology Sam moved to the Seattle area. When Sam isn’t at the gym she likes to go hiking, snow shoeing, tide pooling, and camping.