had a lifetime fascination and truly unique bond with animals inspiring
her extensive background including an associate degree in animal husbandry
and services, internships at the Brookfield Zoo,
studies in animal behavioral sciences and leading advocate of healthy,
effective clicker training techniques building better relationships
and solving behavioral problems.
As an expert animal
trainer she has supplied her many talents for handling animals for
everything from commercial and industrial advertising including;
Wal-Mart, PetCo and PetSmart,
music videos for headlining mainstream groups like Megadeth and MTV projects, Animal Planet programs and documentaries
and appearances on high-profile media such as the Tonight
Show with Jay Leno and even film production
companies like New Line Cinema.
As a pioneering feline
behavioral expert, she’s devoted her life to animal welfare and
public education helping people understand their animal counterparts
Her extensive resume
is outshined only by her alluring and charming personality. Her Acro-Cats show
featuring the Rock Cats all-cat band have
inspired, thrilled and mystified audiences of all ages coast to coast
as well as re-defined live performance with her own wonderfully unique
blend of spectacle, entertainment, education, public awareness and
a genuine dedication providing financial contribution, promotion and
rescue/rehabilitation/adoption assistance, for animal welfare groups
wherever she performs.
The Acro-Cats performance
is a guaranteed media draw wherever they go attracting news spotlights
including; NBC, ABC and FOX affiliates
across the nation, countless magazine/newspaper features including National
Geographic periodicals, Chicago, Pets, Metro Pet, Chicago
Tribune, Florida Times and various web media.
purr-sonalities have as much fun as their audience with obvious content
with their lime-light status as they demonstrate astounding feats of
agility so synonymous with their species.
On Samantha's cue,
they perform tricks with various hoops, tumblers, skateboards, hoisting
flags, reading signs, even rolling balls over parallel ropes! This
amazing spectacle also includes performing mice, rats and even a cat
vs chicken bowling show-down!
Band manager and
star of the show Tuna demands adoration from her all-too-willing
fans as Samantha redefines the human-animal bond, highlighting the
remarkably intelligent and wonderfully curious feline personalities
that creates the Acro-Cats experience!