Amanda grew up mainly in Woodburn, OR until her dad’s job moved her and her family to McMinnville, OR where she graduated from high school. After high school, she moved steadily northward through the Portland area, landing in Longview in 2008 after meeting her future husband.
While her love of reading and research initially led her down the path of pursuing a degree in library science, she ended up discovering a strong interest in accounting. She graduated from Washington State University Vancouver with a degree in business management with a focus in accounting. During her time at WSUV, she interned at Opsahl Dawson for two tax seasons in their Longview office. She is currently studying for her CPA exams with a hope to be finished next year.
When she’s not hitting the books, Amanda spends her time crocheting, reading, hanging out with friends and forcing her husband to watch great T.V shows and movies he doesn’t yet know he likes.