Amanda grew up in the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana. She spent most of her free time adventure seeking in the outdoors. During college, she began working in the outdoor industry and was first introduced to NOLS by completing a WFA course. Amanda and her husband left small town Montana for New York City where she continued working in the outdoor industry. Missing fresh mountain air and fluffy snow, Amanda and her husband relocated to Lander in 2017. Amanda joined the NOLS team to continue helping people get outside and have experiences that last a lifetime.