Samantha holds a degree in Entrepreneurship and Management from Central Michigan University. She is experienced in customer service and quality development through her background working with Darden Restaurants and Starbucks Industries. Samantha started in a volunteer capacity with Candlelighters in 2016. Since then, she has led the organization in the areas of operations, financials, technology, and more. The personal experiences Samantha brings to being part of a bereavement family enable her to show great compassion for the families of Candlelighters.