Amanda is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy. After her second year of college, Amanda took some time off and traveled around Thailand for two months. While traveling, she researched, fell in love with, and decided to pursue recreation therapy. Throughout her college career, Amanda gained a lot of experience volunteering with people with disabilities in her community. She volunteered with a therapeutic horseback riding program, spent 100 hours at the Warrior Games helping injured military veterans compete in adapted sports, and did her 560-hour internship at the National Ability Center in Park City, where she assisted people of all abilities to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. It has always been a part of Amanda’s nature to help people and watching people enjoy the benefits of leisure and adventurous play is something she is very passionate about. Amanda uses a strengths-based approach when working with clients and looks at their strengths rather than their weaknesses.
Amanda grew up in New York but spent most of her life in North Carolina on the Outer Banks. Things she likes to do include hiking, biking, surfing, sailing, skiing, working out, rock climbing, swimming, paddle boarding, yoga, and many more activities. She has played soccer all of her life and continued to play well during college. After accepting her internship at the National Ability Center, Amanda moved out to Utah and decided to stay. She loves it here!