Born in 1978, Campendlton, CA, the youngest of two. Her Father was in the Marine Corp, and shortly after her first birthday they moved to Nebraska. Before she turned two they moved back to Campendlton, CA where she lived until she was 11. When her father retired from the Marine Corp. they moved to Manning, SC. Amanda graduated Manning High School in 1996, at which time she enlisted into the United States Army.
In September of 1996 Amanda went to Basic Training at Fort Leonardwood, MO. From there Amanda went on to Fort. Bliss, TX to learn how to become a Patriot Missile Operator. Upon graduation of her training her first duty assignment went to Seun Korea. Amanda spent one year in Korea. During this time in Korea she was introduced and began dating her husband.
In 1998 while stationed at Fort. Bliss, TX Amanda married her husband. When they got out of the Military in 1999 they moved to Santa Rosa, CA. In 2001 Amanda had her first child, Evelyn Jo. In 2005 Amanda had her second child, Dexter Lee.
In 2001 Amanda began working for the State of California’s Workers Compensation Office as a Word Processing Technician. In 2005 Amanda transferred over to Department of Industrial Relations for California as an Office Administration Assistant in the Regional Office.
In 2008 Amanda and her family moved to Manning, SC to be closer to her parents. Shortly after moving back to SC she began working for ADP as Support Specialist for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Department and is currently still there.
In 2011 Amanda began Belly Dancing, she has always wanted to pursue.