Amanda is an initiated Sacred Fire Firekeeper and a board member and acting executive director of Blue Deer, a nature retreat and healing center in the NY Catskills. Through her enthusiasm, spirituality, work-ethic, and passion for learning, she works to build community. Volunteering her time is an important practice in her life. She and her husband Alan, who is also a firekeeper, hold ritual space and host community fires and gatherings to support connection both internationally and also for their local community in Santa Monica. Amanda holds a B.A. in Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California and spent 15 years helping to develop her family’s transportation company in partnership with her husband,. A mother, wife and grandmother, her home is always open and buzzing with visitors and the aroma and taste of good food.
ADOLESCENCE CEREMONY COMMUNITY FIRES DIVINE FEMININE DIVINE MASCULINE DON DAVID WILEY ELDERS FIRE AND HUMANS FIREKEEPING FIRE SPEAKS EVENTS GRANDFATHER FIRE HEALING HEART INITIATION INTERDEPENDENCE LIFE LESSONS NATURAL DISASTERS NATURE'S SPIRITS POETRY PRAYER PROSPERITY SACRED STORIES THE FUTURE WISDOM