Amanda is from Oklahoma City, OK, and came to Alaska by way of the United States Air Force. She is a former United States Air Force Medical Technician and earned her Associate of Science in Allied Health Science from the Community College of the Air Force in 2003. In 2007, Amanda earned both an Associate of Science in Allied Social Science from the Community College of the Air Force, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management/Management from Park University in Parkville, Missouri.

Amanda joined the PLPT Administration Team in March 2019 as an Insurance Liaison. Amanda serves as a liaison between Insurance companies and Playful Learning.

She also stands ready to assist families in understanding their benefits. As a Mom who has navigated the benefits process personally, she brings her experience into being of service to Playful Learning families.