Samantha Dishman currently serves as National Development Director for Salty Dog Paddle and models the brand’s clothing and apparel line on Amazon.com and print publications under the alias, “Sultry Samurai.” Samantha has a background as a personal trainer and professional athlete. She holds what is regarded as the highest certification for personal training through NASM according to the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Additionally, Samantha holds multiple certifications for stand-up paddleboarding instruction through Salty Dog Paddle, which is accredited by the International Canoe Federation and American Canoe Association. Samantha is also CPR certified by the American Heart Association.
Samantha placed 4th for the female division race and 10th overall at the 2019 Palm Beach Paddlefest and placed 3rd overall at the 2018 Palm Beach Paddlefest. In 2019 she made Thumbtack’s Top 10 In-Home Personal Trainer list.
NASM certifications are the most sought after in the personal trainer industry, as its systems and methodologies represent the “gold standard” in fitness. In fact, the organization’s certifications require the most comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, as well as functional assessment and program design.
Samantha is currently sponsored by Monkey in Paradise Vodka, Don Pablo Coffee, Barrel of Monks Brewery, California Board Company, Scott Burke Boards, and Better Surf than Sorry.