Samantha Means is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who is passionate about serving and loving vulnerable populations. She's worked with troubled youth in drug rehabilitation facilities and alternative school programs, cared for the elderly and disabled as a home care aide, and has been to more than a dozen countries to care for orphans and indigenous populations. Her joy is in helping people from all walks of life, and she uses the talents God has given her in writing and public speaking to share the truth of their identity in Christ. She spends much of her spare time serving with an equine ministry in north Idaho.
Samantha has 20 years experience at her disposal to empathize with those she reaches out to in her writing and speaking. Like many men and women still suffering in silence, Samantha has been a victim of sexual assault, intimately knows the battle with PTSD, has struggled with alcohol abuse, self-harm and more. Nothing she's faced, however, compares with the power of Jesus Christ in her life.
Originally from Spokane, Washington, Samantha achieved her bachelor's degree in Human Development as well as her certification to teach English as a second language through Cambridge in 2015. She's lived abroad in Japan and in the Middle East but calls the Pacific Northwest home.