Amanda was born in Alabama, spent her teenage and college years in east Tennessee, where she received a B.A. in Education from Carson Newman College, and worked as an elementary school reading specialist in Virginia before moving to Little Rock in 2004. Amanda became a member of Second Baptist in 2005 where she loves volunteering with the children's Worship Arts ministry, and then joined the 2BC staff in 2009 as the Worship Arts and Administration Assistant. In 2011 she made the switch to Ministry Associate responsible for publications and communications.
Amanda is a newlywed; she and her husband Marion were married in September 2012. They are a blended family, sharing their two children Brandon and Allison. In her spare time, Amanda can be seen performing with several local theater companies.