Amanda grew up in the foothills of Ft. Collins, Colorado. Growing up with camping trips and hikes through the mountains instilled a passion for nature and the outdoors at a young age. This passion led her to earn a degree in Environmental Studies from Naropa University. After college, Amanda began a life as a steward of the land by being a farmer, landscaper, and leading groups in performing Trail Work. The connection between nature and the holistic wellness of an individual was clear to Amanda and brought her to Durango in 2015.
Amanda began her Open Sky career as a transporter, the first face of the program for incoming students as they arrive in Durango and are brought to base camp. She has recently moved into the Family Care Coordinator position, where she assists parents of currently enrolled students throughout the entire Open Sky process. Amanda loves having the opportunity to support Open Sky in this way and to be a support to parents during what can often be an overwhelming, yet life-changing experience.
In her free time, Amanda loves reading, cooking, spending time in nature, and writing short stories.