Amanda grew up in Seattle, Washington. Since the age of eight, she has participated in award-winning groups such as the Seattle Youth Symphony, Grammy-nominated Vocalpoint! Seattle, and the Seattle Girls' Choir (with whom she toured Germany, France, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria). In high school, she began taking music courses at Pierce College, singing in the college's distinguished vocal jazz group Farwest Jazz. She was also accepted into the Grammy Jazz Ensembles. One of eight students selected from the USA, she was flown to Los Angeles to perform throughout Grammy week, at such events as the Blue Note Records party, the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, and the Grammy Celebration After Party (which included performances with artists Cassandra Wilson, Terence Blanchard, and Herbie Hancock).
Amanda is currently the lead soprano in Seattle-based professional vocal group Groove for Thought, who appeared on NBC's The Sing-Off, Season Two. Groove for Thought tours throughout the USA and Europe.
Amanda graduated from Central Washington University in Spring 2013 with her BM in Music Composition. Since then, she has moved to Nashville (TN) to pursue a career in songwriting. She is also an active studio singer, singing on the soundtracks for World of Warcraft, Diablo III and more.