Director of Development
As a native of Western Montana, Amanda attended MSU Bozeman to attain a Bachelors in Political Science. After moving to Billings on 2007 she began working for the local community corrections non-profit, Alternatives, Inc. While attempting to find out what she wanted to be when she grew up, she made a career change and began working for MSU Billings in Admissions and Advising, specializing in international student management. While employed, she earned her Masters of Science in Public Relations with a focus on Mass Communications. After four years of working at the University it was time for Amanda to return to her passion of working in the criminal justice field. She supervised the Beta Alternatives program, one of the largest community corrections agencies in the region, her and her staff serve over 7,000 clients in misdemeanor probation, drug and alcohol monitoring, and community treatment programs for local courts, the Department of Corrections, DPHHS- Child and Family Services, and other local agencies for over five years and is now the agency’s Director of Development in charge of program development, grant and RFP writing, and public relations with the community. The work of Alternatives is both necessary for community safety and fulfilling.
In her spare time, Amanda chases around 4 kids running from school, sports, and other extracurricular activities as well as hiking the numerous trails in the area and eating at all the great restaurants Billings has to offer. Billings has become her home, and she wouldn’t want to raise her kids anywhere else.