Amanda grew up in Northern Wisconsin on a small family farm near Lake Superior. Life on the farm led Amanda to her passion for taking care of animals and the discovery that she wanted to be around them all the time. Even from a young age Amanda knew she would have a career with animals.
After graduating high school Amanda worked as a humane officer for two counties in Wisconsin. For 10 years she was an advocate for animals and worked tirelessly to protect them. As a humane officer Amanda learned so much from the many situations she encountered, that she started looking for ways that she could expand her knowledge. She chose a new career for herself and in 2011 became a veterinary technician assistant. For Amanda, every aspect of her experience led her to develop a greater understanding of how all pets, large and small, become part of the family.
Three years ago, Amanda and her husband moved to the Brillion area where they share a home with 3 incredibly smart German Shepherds and two cats. In her spare time Amanda enjoys reading and watching movies, and, of course, spending time with her dogs. She currently has one dog involved in nose work, one in agility, and the youngster of the family (just 7 months old) will be starting nose work soon.