After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Theatre and her Masters Degree in Finance and International Business – both from Oklahoma City University –Samara was named operations manager of Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf in Houston. In 2010, she joined Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor associate and received her securities licenses 7 and 66. Samara then went to Merrill Lynch in 2012 before joining Synergy Advisors Group in 2013.
Having lived in Houston and Tianjin, China, Samara still calls Oklahoma home. She and her husband, John, along with their baby boy live in Oklahoma City, where they are members of Crossings Community Church, remodel classic cars, enjoy the theatre, spend time with family, root for the Thunder and travel whenever possible. To “relax,” Samara is an active member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City, a National Young Alumnae Board Member, Collegian Advisor and Alumni Officer of Alpha Chi Omega, a Majority Member of Oklahoma Job’s Daughters, and a supporter of the arts and participant in local races for various charities. Samara is also a National Volunteer Award recipient of the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment.