Amanda works as a full-time veterinary assistant here at NWAES. Amanda grew up in the Portland area before moving to Arkansas at the age of 10. She moved back to the Pacific Northwest in 2020 and says she couldn’t be happier to be back home! Outside of work, she loves to travel, cook, and spend time in nature, especially with her dog Shifty who is always excited for their next adventure. She also has a dog named Amelia. Amanda is going to school to obtain her veterinary technician license, and she hopes to eventually help people by working to train service dogs. She says that so long as she is working with animals and helping people, she is happy.