Samantha started running when she started graduate school at Kent State University in 2013. She recently earned a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on Supply Chain Management. She has completed five marathons to date as well as several other mid-distance races. She is a volunteer for the Stark County Park District where she leads their running program and also volunteers with her dog, Lenny as a TAILBlazer. Samantha served 6 years in the United States Army Reserves right after high school. Shortly after her service she earned a Bachelors degree in Marketing. She currently works as an Inventory Analyst at the J. M. Smucker Company. She has been married to Chris Collmar since 2012 and resides in Canal Fulton with their dog and band of cats.