Samantha lives in Northwestern Ontario, in the small town of Atikokan. She grew up in Northern Manitoba, graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition in 2013, and moved south to Northwestern Ontario. After 8 years as a general practice dietitian and having a child, she is now a nutrition and lifestyle coach for people with inflammatory arthritis.
In addition to being an arthritis professional, Samantha is an arthritis patient. In 2014, she had her first flare and was subsequently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. She is excited to bring both of these experiences to the role of President Elect.