Samantha hales from the South. She grew up in South Eastern Tennessee in a small town called Turtletown. No really … it’s called Turtletown. Though she moved from Turtletown at 18 to go to university, she still appreciates her roots. After completing her Computer Science degree at the University of Arizona, traveling in Europe for a few years and consulting for another 15+ years for Oracle, she now lives happily with her husband and daughter in Honolulu, where she’s been since 2010.