Amanda considers herself fortunate to have started her professional career early as a bookkeeper over 15 years ago. While she will be the first to tell you that math is not her favorite subject, it is the logic and methodologies involved with accounting that kept her engaged. Through the lens of accounting, she witnessed the highs and lows of doing business from non-profits to large businesses. During those early years she developed a heart for small businesses, realizing that she was born to be a helper, to come alongside the entrepreneur to bring their goals to fruition.
During Amanda’s 10 years time with a Telecom firm based out of Atlanta, she had the unique responsibility of onboarding new clients; while they came to the firm for the same service, their backgrounds varied and thus their needs varied as well. Amanda found the challenge of learning their brand inside out to bring them the best customer service invigorating. Many of those businesses were Start Ups just as the Telecom firm was when she first came onboard; because of that and Amanda’s attention to detail, she had the opportunity to spearhead efficiency in their growing processes. This is where she developed a love of project management and appreciation for process documentation. She is a big believer that time is money and disorganization delays progress, so she has made an art out of the standard operating procedure. Amanda’s goal with any client is to equip them with the tools and services they need to manage more efficiently and grow to their fullest potential, on their terms.
In her spare time Amanda enjoys all the outdoor activities being a native Floridian provides. Kayaking the local springs, hiking the local preserves or hanging out in one of the many aerial tree parks in the area are some of her favorite activities. She also runs an eco tourism group that provides educational kayak trips to the various springs in Florida in hopes that the more young people and tourists understand about Florida’s eco-system, the more we can work together to preserve it. Amanda has a blue tick hound named Boone who sleeps most of the day. Boone will not step in the puddles during neighborhood walks, but he will jump in a preserve’s marsh without hesitation. He is Amanda’s biggest fan.