Amanda became Executive Director of Friends of the Children – Klamath Basin in late 2016. She came to the position with demonstrated leadership experience from her role as Education Director for Klamath’s Ross Ragland Theater, the creativity of her degree in Communications: Theater, and a great passion for children’s success. Amanda has been a true youth advocate in Klamath, serving on the boards of the Klamath Promise, the Ross Ragland Theater, the Chiloquin First Coalition, and the Citizens Police Advisory Team, and working with various state agencies that impact children, such as the Department of Health Services. Amanda has been thrilled to support the growth of the national Friends of the Children network by serving as a member of the National Board of Directors. She has led the Klamath Basin chapter in its own significant growth, as well. During her tenure, the chapter has increased total youth served by 40%, established a full-time development position, launched the 2Gen mentoring model, managed a $1.5M capital campaign project for a new Klamath Falls clubhouse, and established an auxiliary clubhouse space in the community of Chiloquin. Amanda resides in Klamath Falls with her husband Phillip and their two children.