Posted on November 21 2017
Tell us about yourself? My name is Samantha Waldroup and I'm originally from Carmel, California. I recently moved to Northern California. When I lived on the coast, the beach was a huge part of my lifestyle. I participated in competitive surfing and surfed recreationally as well. Since moving up north, I have been taking up skiing and hiking as Redding is a hub for outdoor activities. Since being in high school, I've gotten involved in JSA: Junior State of America. It's a political organization that allows students to form clubs and debate in those clubs; I recently created my own chapter at my new school.
What part of USA Palm peaked your interest? The USAPalm Instagram account followed me awhile ago and ever since I've been browsing the website. I love the bright colored tees and references to the beach lifestyle.
How do you Enjoy the Palm Life? While participating in outdoor activities weekly, I could showcase the Palm Life. I additionally visit my hometown of Carmel By The Sea frequently and try to get in a surf trip every time I visit. My parents and I take trips on breaks to tropical places such as Cancon, Hawaii, Bermuda, and Puerto Vallarta.
What sports or activities do you participate in? I ski with friends and family in the winter seasons at Mt. Shasta and play tennis in the fall with my school team. Although girls tennis season is over, I play with my dad weekly. I am the president and founder of my school's debate team chapter. I hike and go to the lake frequently in the warmer months.
What is your favorite vacation spot? Why? My favorite vacation spot is Bermuda. My best memories of the Palm Lifestyle are there; they have the best seafood, the best white sand beaches, and brightest colored buildings.
Why do you think you are a good USA Palm Ambassador? I have been a brand rep before for Body Coral Bikinis and Sand Cloud towels. I have a large following on Instagram and know my followers would positively respond to posts about USAPalm. I love the colors and designs that USAPalm produces and would proudly wear their products
What else should we know about you? I noticed that USAPalm has a southern following and, even though I live on the other side of the nation, my dad has business and family in North Carolina. Just thought that was interesting :)
How will you make the Palm Life better? I think that I could contribute growth to the Palm Life concept. By spreading the Palm Life in California, it could expand.