Meet Our Team

Alive and Free Team

Our team is a very special group of individuals. Most of us have gone through the program ourselves and have been personally impacted by the Alive and Free culture. We believe in emotional health and spiritual breakthrough for everyone. We all love each other and we all press into our own emotional health journeys. Please take some time to see who we are below.

Samantha Robbins

CEO, President

“I’m wildly in love with Jesus, my husband, and my pup Mosley.

If I could do one thing with my life it would be removing the emotional blocks and walls that disconnect people from the father, themselves, and the people they love. I believe that once those blocks/walls from past pain are healed that we can all live in the fullness God created us for. I want to see men and women come alive and thrive in this life.

I’m all about childlike wonder, connection, adventure, and learning to live life from the overflow. When I’m not working with our Alive & Free team, creating content, and working with our amazing clients… I’m working out, climbing mountains, snorkeling and surfing, and cooking healthy meals before I chase that days sunset. “

Spencer Robbins

CEO, President

I love Sammi and love business, and have gone through an amazing journey of heart healing myself, which empowers me for giving that to others.

Taylor Robbins


Husband to the most beautiful woman inside and out, father to three adorable children, passionate about business, servant of christ, and I like to make a movie quote every statement I make.

Jamie Salazar

Director of Operations

One of my favorite things about myself is that I’m a really good friend. Also I had a pet raccoon once.

Jenny Channell

Coaching Director

“With about 7 years of intentional emotional healing experience, I find passion in giving away the tools and lessons I’ve gained. I’m an empowerer and coach of other hungry women walking out their beautiful, individual journey of unlocking the fullness of all they have access to in Christ. When I’m not kickin’ back with Jesus watching him set women free, I love to travel, snuggle my pup, and hangout at breweries and bonfires with my friends – enjoying the beautiful life right in front of me.”

Shelby Knipp

Enrollment Coach / Assistant to Sales Director

“Enneagram 7 who’s playful, free spirited, and practical. I have a deep desire to chase after & lead women towards more connection, more intimacy with our creator and more freedom to make messes. Forever coloring outside the lines.”

Brie Aronson

Head Support Coach

Through A&F I realized I am not a project needing to be fixed, but a heart that’s looking for love. I’ve experienced so much gentleness and relief in my relationship with God and truly believe the Father, Son, and Spirit are better than we know. I love holding space for people and watching the lights come on to how much they are loved!

Jessica Soza

Enrollment Lead

Jessica struggled with addiction and sexual abuse until she had a miraculous encounter with Jesus and was fully delivered and healed. For the last four years she has fervently pursued Jesus and faith-based inner healing. She now passionately coaches others to discover how they can overcome their pain and step into their God given dreams. 

Jen Popp

Enrollment Lead

A native to the PNW, I grew up outside Portland but am currently soaking up the CA sun. With passion and zeal for my Father’s house, there is truly nothing more important to me than Jesus and making His Love known to the broken and the ones needing a savior. He has saved me time and time again, is so much kinder than I ever thought, and will romance me until the end of time. I’m thrilled to be on this journey of helping other women unlock their hearts to the One who loves them most, and finally live in the freedom He purchased for them on the cross! Once discovered, there’s truly no other way to live.

SuLaine Penick

Executive Assistant to Sammi and Spencer

I’m passionate about a lot of things; business, fashion + design, the beach, good skincare. I’m very much an all in or all out personality, but when I choose something or someone I fully commit. I love emotional health and people and hearts and journeys. Being able to support the people around me, building their dreams and seeing them come to life feels like the most fun, rewarding thing I could do with my life.

Alexis Ricketts

Client Success Representative

Hi! My name is Alexis Ricketts and I am the Client Success Representative. I am a wife to the most amazing husband, and a mother, two roles that I absolutely love! I grew up in Guatemala, which is still one of my most favorite places, but currently live in Chattanooga, TN. I love to travel and experience new cultures, and coffee is my love language! One of my biggest passions is to see women whole, healthy, and happy and to be walking in the fullness of who God has called them to be, and in their God given identity, full of the authority He has given us.

Kaitlyn Carpenter

Client Account Coordinator

I  am extremely passionate about what we do and being able to be a part of it, is a form of freedom I never thought I would experience.

Kendall Swanson

Client Success Representative

Hi my name is Kendall Swanson and I am the Client Success Representative. I am a born and bred Californian and spend most of my time eating. My top love language has dwindled down to almond croissants. My favorite thing is challenging, supporting, and loving people well. Leaving space for myself to adventure with the Lord has been the greatest gift of my life so far. 

Melanie Huggard

Team Support Specialist

Meet Melanie Huggard, one of our Enrollment Coaches and Group Coaches for the program Melanie has been with her husband for 29 years and has 3 adult children that she adores. She has been a life consultant for years, working with survivors of trafficking and woman of all walks Melanie loves using her skills and giftings to serve the women of Alive and Free. In her free time, you will catch her spending time with loved ones, writing her first book and
hanging at the lake or the beach whenever she can!

Jessie Mimidis

Support Coach

Jessie connected with Alive and Free back in April of 2019 as a client herself. For years she has been pursuing God and His goodness in her life. There were still areas of her life she felt stuck in such as shame around her past, relationship with men, codependency, and loving herself well. During her time with Alive and Free she had radical freedom and healing that allowed her to break free of fear, shame, and be connected to herself, God, others and even a man she recently married! She now loves to see other women get free from areas in their lives they feel stuck in. It brings her joy to work for a company like A&F that cares not only about our spiritual connection with God, but our connection to ourselves and how we can truly see God in everything. In her free time you’ll find Jessie singing, being childlike in nature, creating and spending quality time with the people she loves!

Hannah Owens

Support Coach

I found so much freedom and connection to Jesus through the A&F process. I love seeing other women step into that freedom and discovering the fullness and playfulness that life has to offer. In my spare time, I love going for walks in nature, riding horses, driving backroads, and spending time with friends and family!

Jenny Gordon

Support Coach

Wife to Jeremiah, Mama to Isaiah + Evie, Dog Mom to Remmy. Sister, Daughter, Auntie, Friend. In my free time, I lead a worship team and live for moments to bring love to people. Alive + Free helped me understand the walls around my tender heart, and as they come down I’m enjoying being with ME! I love to hold and hug my babies, fish, kayak, road trip, and remodel our farmhouse with my sweet husband. Passenger seats, living rooms + forests are my favorite places for experiencing Jesus.

Courtney Carlson

Support Coach

Hey, I’m Courtney! I’m a mother of three, and a teacher. I’m in beautiful Colorado. I’ve been on my own journey to healing, health and freedom for many years now. I love to pass on and teach what I’ve learned along the way.

Shaina Smith

Enrollment Coach

“Life’s a party rock yo body”

Janet Ramirez

Enrollment Coach

I am passionate about helping women begin a journey of heart healing to step into radical transformation and freedom through authentic relationship with God. I want to give away what I’ve cultivated and learned to help women experience wholeness and fulfillment within themselves and with others, that only comes through connection and intimacy with papa.

Anna Weatherman

Enrollment Coach

I’m Anna Weatherman. I am and born and bred Texan, fly fisher, and songwriter. I’m a proud daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, and friend. I love the outdoors just as much as I love a medium well steak with mashed potatoes. I love living a wealthy and abundant life. I am constantly learning, growing, and healing with the Lord and I absolutely love my job. It is my heart to see women living their fullest, free lives connected to their hearts and the people around them.

Kate Whitney

Enrollment Coach

I am passionate about seeing people walk in their destiny in God and know who they are. Healed, whole, loved, valued, heard, seen, known, and Fully Alive and Free

Ciara King

Enrollment Coach

Originally from the Pacific Northwest now residing in Northern California! I am passionate about Jesus and living in the present moment! I desire to see women set free and living abundantly, the life Jesus paid for!

I am driven, creative and I crave adventure. Always trying to find the fun in life!

Holly Tomlinson

Enrollment Coach

I am a wife to a handsome, hilarious, and Jesus loving man of 6 years and mama to two beautiful babes. I am passionate about helping people get connected to their authentic selves, the presence of God and experiencing His love in tangible ways. I love outdoor adventures, world travel, good food and quality time with my people.

Brianne Brooks

Enrollment Coordinator

Hi! My name is Brianne. My husband and I have an adorable baby boy, Jett. This is our first baby and we have loved watching him grow and all the “firsts”. I received my Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts from Simpson University with plans to become a teacher. One thing life has taught me is that it doesn’t always go according to plan and that’s where ultimate trust and surrender comes in with God. I am an enneagram 3, enjoy family dinners, being outside, the beach, my friends, and games.  I’m a huge believer in emotional health, especially when it comes to youth, and feel very thankful for my life and my journey! 

Whitney Hancock

Enrollment Coordinator

Whitney is a dancer & choreographer with love for all things movement, play, and connection. So whether it’s hiking, surfing, dancing, yoga etc… you’ll always find her looking for adventure and opportunity for memory-making in the great outdoors with her favorite people. Throw in a sunset dinner party with (obviously) a dance-off to finish, and you have made her day. 

Taylor Knopes

Enrollment Coordinator

Hi! My name is Taylor Knopes and I’m an enrollment coach for Alive and Free. I’m married to the best human and I love our little family of two. I’m passionate about making the most of every day and finding adventure. My is life centered around fun, celebration, and intentional connection to nature and people closest to me. I believe there’s nothing too small to celebrate and there’s always an opportunity to have fun. Cheers to life!

Maggie Palmer

Enrollment Coordinator

Hi, I’m Maggie! I am a dog mom, lover of food, and all things self-care. I love personal training and exercising myself, whether it is in the weight room or outside with my puppy, Brodie. I love everything about fall: cozy sweaters, football, pumpkin spice and crisp weather. Spending time with friends is one of my favorite pass times but I also enjoy curling up in a blanket with lots of pillows and watching Friends, New Girl, or Dream Home Makeover on Netflix. I have a passion for working with people and am always looking for ways to improve myself and my walk with Jesus.

Kerin Jones

Social Media Manager

Hi! My name is Kerin Jones. I am South African, who was raised in Australia but for the last 3 and a half years I have been a NorCal gal.
I am a lover of all things Jesus, people, coffee and adventure. I am passionate about seeing people walk in wholeness and freedom in every area of their lives. I am a champion of people and a cultivator of beauty. My favourite place to be found is by the ocean with a good coffee in hand. 

Rebecca Bramlett

Growth Strategist

Lover of sunshine, sushi, popcorn, and people. Jesus redeemed my life from the pit and seeing Him redeem others back to Him is one of my greatest joys. A weekend well spent consists of books, bike rides with my besties, bubble baths, and kisses from my bunny named Peter!

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