Amanda’s interest in the arts goes back to childhood. She has been a musician (flute) and in her early teens she devoted hundreds of volunteer hours working backstage at community theaters and on school productions. She attended UCLA receiving her BA in Theater with an emphasis in Stage Management in 2009. After graduation, she worked at UCDavis’ Mondavi Center as a scenic technician. and the Assistant patron services manager, serving as a house manager for the 1800 seat Jackson Hall and the 200 seat black box theater and managing events and receptions at the University.
Amanda has worked in many capacities with numerous companies including Central City Opera; California Shakespeare Theatre; California Musical Theatre, Music Circus; and most recently at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Throughout her career Amanda has devoted her time to outreach and educational projects for children. She has served as a school tour manager/Stage Manager for an original work; Mukashi Mukashi produced by UCLA and The Geffen in Los Angeles, an Stage Management Mentor for The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre One Act Festival and is currently serving as the Camp Coordinator for Marin Theatre Company’s summer workshop.
Amanda has experience working in Stage management, education, house management and various areas of theater. The organizational skills she has developed through nurturing and caring for an entire cast and crew during productions translates well into a highly organized, detail oriented worker, calm and ready in the face of any emergency. She thrives on working within a team structure and is adept at working with diverse ages, cultures, and temperaments. It is her belief that every task she is asked to complete (whether it be making the coffee or calling the show), is equally important and serves to improve every aspect of the show from morale to presentation, and motivation. Amanda is adept at not only managing artists, but minds, hearts, attitudes, and passions.