Amanda’s work emphasizes cross-discipline collaboration and the utilization of arts as a driver in economic development. Amanda serves on the boards of the Icicle Fund, Okanogan County Economic Alliance and Twisp Chamber of Commerce. She is the Artist Trust Ambassador for North Central Washington and serves on the Town of Twisp’s Economic Revitalization Committee. Previously Amanda worked for The Center for Health and Aging at RUSH University Medical Center in Chicago, IL and the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization in Portland, OR. Amanda holds a Master’s degree in Social Service Administration and Non Profit Management from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative and German Literature from The Colorado College. She lives in Twisp with her husband Kraig and daughter Micah, her two cats and dog.