Her work as a filmmaker and on camera host took her to Cuba to shoot with the Castro family, to a truck stop strip club in New Mexico, to favelas in Brazil. Her feature film, Mary Marie was well reviewed in Variety Magazine and bought by TLA Releasing in 2013.
Samantha has revolutionized the weight loss and self-help industries by examining the individual and underlying causes of food, body, and self-love issues.
She has been studying the Enneagram for over 30 years and offers Enneagram trainings internationally through the Enneagram school she co-founded, Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy, focusing on using it as a tool for personal and professional transformation.
Amelia’s journey to an empowered life wasn’t easy. Body dysmorphia, people pleasing and perfectionist tendencies led to drug addiction, disordered eating, abusive relationships and a “sugar baby” lifestyle.
When she was eight her mother asked her, “Why is it when everyone goes left, you go right?” She replied, “Why do I have to go where everyone else does?”, and now she empowers women to boldly walk their path too.