Amanda was born in Florida, raised in Spartanburg, SC, spent nine years in the Western North Carolina mountains, and once again calls Spartanburg home. She graduated from Boiling Springs High School in 2003 and studied criminal justice and journalism at the University Of South Carolina Upstate, graduating in 2010. While in college, she thoroughly enjoyed serving as the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper. Amanda has worked in newspaper and magazine design, as a writer, and enjoys creating CRS' marketing and promotional works.
Amanda enjoys hiking and exploring with her husband and three children, pool days, dance fitness, creating art, practicing yoga and almost always has a houseful of children.