has worked in and around the music industry since 1991, mostly in artist management and is married to a song-writer/ producer/ musician. Having personally and professionally experienced the stresses of a talent-driven environment, she's passionate about contributing to new way of thinking about mental health in music.
In 2016, Samantha co-founded Music Support, a charity dedicated helping anyone working in the UK music industry suffering from alcoholism, addiction and emotional mental health problems, and created a 24 hour helpline, set policy, delivered industry-specific training and with the MMF, co-wrote the first mental health guide for artist managers.
Always open about her own mental health journey and recovery, she's been publicly involved in the industry conversation and made frequent media and panel appearances. Samantha is also a registered One Spirit Interfaith Minister and psychospiritual counsellor having trained at Regent’s University and the One Spirit Interfaith Foundation.Panel: Shesaidso Presents: How To Navigate Relationships Within The Live Industry