Amanda is your loudest – and proudest – member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2001! She spent the first 25 years of her life in central Texas, spending a few years at a community college on honor and music scholarships, and graduating with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Texas A&M University.  Amanda and husband Stephen moved up to Anacortes in May of 2005, after falling in love with the Pacific Northwest on their honeymoon.

Her work history has ranged from customer service and human resources in Texas, to web marketing/e-commerce and inventory management in Anacortes. She is currently with the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce as the Marketing and Promotions Director, and focuses her time on tourism promotion as the Destination Marketing Organization for Fidalgo Island.

She spends her free time quite seasonally – watching college football and making new soup recipes in the fall/winter, then hiking and gardening in the spring/summer (2014 saw a personal best of over 100 lbs of tomatoes!).  She also enjoys creating abstract art, reading a wide variety of books, and improving their 110+ year old house.