Samantha arrived in the Philippines July 2005 and served for ten years as a Kindergarten teacher at Faith Academy, a school for missionary children. During her time at Faith, she used her weekends and holidays caring for babies and toddlers at a local orphanage, which soon moved into helping with respite care and finally fostering.
Later, she decided to move from teaching to working full time with orphans and street kids.
After some time in the US to raise support, she returned to Manila. She arrived back February 2017 and has been focusing on language study before diving into full time work with local orphans and street kids in Manila.