Samanta joined ATKG as a Tax Manager in January, 2015. She was promoted to Senior Manager in January 2019. Samanta graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Since then, she has worked in a variety of industries including oil and gas, restaurants, real estate and construction, professional services, manufacturing, retail, and nonprofits. Her extensive experience also includes nine years in the banking industry in Mexico. Bolstering her professional background, she became a distinguished graduate of the CPA Leadership Advantage program in 2012.
Outside of the office, Samanta likes to exercise, visit state parks, read non-fiction and news articles, and visit museums with her two young daughters. The cause closest to her heart is the advancement of people with disabilities. She currently serves as Treasurer and board member at disABILITYsa. She also has been a presenter at Parent Talk at the Autism Treatment Center on 2016 and 2017. Parent Talk provides education and peer support for parents of children with autism and related disorders.
Samanta loves to learn about various cultures, their history, and their architecture. It is no surprise that when she was little, her dream was to become an archaeologist. She says she would love to visit every archaeological site in the world, starting with Mexico, Peru, and Egypt. She has already visited Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Comalcalco. She and her husband also visited Playa del Carmen, but she had to compromise with him to split their time between exploring ruins and relaxing on the beach with a cerveza.
International flavors are also in her repertoire, as Samanta enjoys cooking international cuisines (Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Indian are on her menu) and exploring foreign grocery stores. We are really excited for when it is her turn to prepare Crock-pot lunch for the office!