Sammie grew up in a small town in Northern Colorado. She attended a junior college before transferring to Colorado State University to finish her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. After college, she moved around to gain experience in the animal world, and has worked in zoos, sanctuaries, and veterinary hospitals. This has allowed her to work with a variety of exotic animals including great apes, mustelids, reptiles, and birds. In 2021, she moved to Arizona and fell in love with the area.
In her free time, she enjoys travelling, playing games, and being outdoors.