Amanda was born and raised in Michigan, where she attended the University of Michigan and received her Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Marketing and Organizational Behavior. After graduation, she headed to New York City and began her 15-year career with PepsiCo where she held various marketing roles across brand management, new product development, sports marketing and national consumer engagement. She has lived and worked in NYC, Stamford, Seattle, and Lake Tahoe setting up her home office for her work with Pepsi and her independent consulting business. In 2015, Amanda and her husband built their home on Mercer Island where she and their three vivacious children now fill their days exploring and growing within the amazing environment that the PacNW has to offer. She is active with her children’s schools, currently serving on the board of her 4-year old daughter’s preschool, and volunteering as room parent at her 8-year old daughter’s elementary school. Amanda loves long runs, thought-provoking books, draft beers, wine with friends, and cold jumps into any of the lakes across Washington.