Director of Student Programs - South Florida
Amanda began her career with Live the Life as a high school volunteer. Upon graduating high school, Amanda attended Samford University and continued her involvement with Live the Life as the summer intern Camp Director for the Director of Student Programs.
Following graduation from Samford University in 2007 with a degree in International Relations and Spanish, Amanda began her professional career with the American Cancer Society in Tallahassee, Florida. Her teaching, team building and program implementation skills produced the first Relay for Life team to exceed raising $100,000 in online giving. Her passion for people and her community extended beyond her work life as she was an active member of the Junior League of Tallahassee, a volunteer at her church, as well as, Live the Life Tallahassee.
In the Summer of 2011, Amanda was presented an opportunity to move to Lakeland Florida and implement student programs and REAL Essentials for Live the Life in Central Florida. In 2016, Amanda made her way back home to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she works as a Realtor and has worked for Live the Life South Florida as a contract worker teaching Real Essentials in various high schools, teacher trainings, curriculum delivery and expansion, special events and administration. Due to growth and demand, Amanda accepted the position of Director of Student Programs in
July 2018. Currently she has oversight of 35 middle and high schools, 35+ teachers, and has
provided a minimum of 10 hours of relationship education to more than 15,000 students in
Broward county, the 6th largest school district in America.