Amanda has lived in Dane County for over 20 years. Growing up on the western edge of the county, (in Blue Mounds) taught Amanda the beauty of nature and instilled the need to protect our environment for future generations.
While in high school, Amanda had a strong work ethic. Along with being an active member in student government, she worked at the Mount Horeb Public Library, was a tour guide at Cave of the Mounds, and opened a local gas station throughout her senior year. She was selected to attend Badger Girls State, where her interest in serving our state grew even more.
After graduating high school, she moved to Madison. and has stayed there ever since. She began working at a local daycare center, and continued her schooling at Madison College. She joined the Dane County TimeBank, and was connected to her community. She then met Leon, a close friend who encouraged her to follow her dreams. (See picture of the two)
EARLY EDUCATOR - PEER SUPPORTER - DANE COUNTY TIMEBANK MEMBER - EASTMORLAND RESIDENT
After graduating from Madison college, Amanda was accepted into UW Madison's Elementary Education program. But she decided to continue her work in Early Education and take credentials online through UW Platteville. Amanda is currently working to finish her Bachelor's degree. She has taken various leadership classes throughout her schooling, learning how to best serve and listen to individuals.
While meeting neighbors through the TimeBank, Amanda loved their mission so much she decided to join the Board. She has been an active member of the Board, taking the leadership role of Secretary.
After the death of a close friend in 2015, Amanda decided to work as a peer in the mental health field. She wanted to reach out to individuals who felt isolated and alone, growing together with them to find community connections.
A little over two years ago, Amanda and Leon purchased their first home in the Eastmorland Neighborhood. Realizing the power of community connection, Amanda felt drawn to give back to those around her. This is the reason she ran to represent District 17 in Dane County. Be active to let your voice be heard.