is a surfer, adventure traveller, neurology nurse and a mother of three boys. She was paralysed in an accident in Thailand in 2013 and is the subject of the international best-selling book, Penguin Bloom, which is now a major motion picture starring Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln. Samantha has since won two Oceania KLI paracanoe championships and is the Australian and World Adaptive Surfing Champion. Samantha released a new book Heartache & Birdsong in late 2020.
Robert Channon Wines has been a supporter of ManUp and its very important and effective work on prostate cancer education and prevention for a number of years.