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Meet Amanda




Name: Amanda B.
Occupation: Marketing Director

Number of years with MNFD:  4 ½ years

Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa

Family/Pets? Husband Aaron and son Jackson (Jax).  Most of my extended family still lives in Iowa.  

What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was little, I loved to write, so everyone thought I would be an author.  However, I really wanted to be a professional choreographer.
 
What was your first job?
I briefly had a paper route in my neighborhood until I became an assistant dance teacher.  When I was old enough, I was a dance instructor and worked at Younkers through high school and college.     
 
What are your hobbies/interests?  
I love photography.  I also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities: camping, hiking, canoeing.
 
What is your favorite sport to watch and/or play?
I’ve played volleyball for a number of years.  However, it is now more recreational than competitive.  I love watching football…  GO HAWKEYES!  Three strikes against me in WI: I’m also a Cubs and Bears fan.
 
What is your biggest pet-peeve? Insincerity or narcissism: both are pretty intolerable to me.
 
What was your favorite band(s) in high school?
I was really into punk and ska music (Rancid, Millencolin, Goldfinger, Less than Jake, NOFX), but I would have to say Weezer was a favorite.   
 
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Italy was always my dream vacation, and I was fortunate enough to go there for my honeymoon.  Otherwise, Devil’s Lake will always have a fond place in my heart as I have years of memories camping there! 
 
Name one thing on your Bucket List: to see the Northern Lights  
 
Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m a decent artist although I haven’t taken the time lately to create. 
 
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at?
I really wish I could speak another language. 
 
What is something about you that might surprise us?
I danced for over 20 years and have performed at half-time shows, a cruise ship, and even Disney! 
 
What is your favorite part of working for MNFD?
I believe in our mission and appreciate working for a company that puts people as their first priority.  My awesome co-workers help too :)
 
 
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