Samantha's West was founded as a resource to supply you with entertainment and interviews with philanthropic and entrepreneurial guests. Samantha with help from her best friend and brother Scott envisioned luxury goods with meaning, giving back, and a podcast to tie it all together. Growing up in the Hamptons and New York City, Samantha worked in the fashion and luxury market for over 15 years. She received her sociology degree from Marymount Manhattan College, as well as completed a Broadcast Journalism program at the University of Miami.
Samantha moved to Northeast Florida in 2014 to support her now husband Michael's medical career. Michael asked her how she was going to transition to life in suburban Florida and initially, she thought of luxury real estate. After the birth of her son Michael Alan Grinney III AKA West, she yearned to get back into fashion. After working as Director of Sales and Partnerships for a luxury e-commerce jewelry company, Samantha and Scott joined forces to build Samantha's West.
Samantha has worked for companies such as Theory, Alice + Olivia, Intermix, and Access79. Samantha and her husband Michael reside in Jacksonville Beach, Florida with their son West and twins Dillon and Alexis. Rounding out the group is their dog Priscilla the Papillion.