Amanda joined the Freedom Street Partners team in 2020 as a Client Service Administrator. In her role, she is responsible for aiding in the operations of essential business functions. These responsibilities include account activity preparation, processing and submission, client meeting planning and follow-up, database management, assisting our new advisors and support staff with transitioning clients and accounts to Raymond James as well as streamlining overall office processes and helping adjust roles as our team grows. These behind the scenes functions are crucial to ensure the overall experience of our clients is industry renowned.
Attention to detail is essential in Amanda’s position. She is fast learner, organized, structured, and has a logical approach to her work. As a self-proclaimed people person, she also enjoys her interactions with clients and the responsibility to make sure that our clients not only have their needs met but exceeded beyond expectations.
Amanda brings relevant experience to our team from multiple positions in various fields. She began her career as an Office Manager. She transitioned careers and became a Therapeutic Riding Instructor, where she taught horse riding to children and adults with disabilities as well as veterans. Amanda later gained additional experience as a Sales Coordinator, where she was responsible for duties such as government contract bidding, customer service, and web-based sales promotions. Before joining our team, she was most recently working for another financial advisor firm and was responsible for all account maintenance, correspondence with clients, and database management, among other duties. Amanda graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services.
Anyone who has met me knows that my family, friends, and animals are the center of my world. I have two horses that take up most of my free time, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. You can also often find me with my dogs by my side. I enjoy giving horsemanship lessons, and many don’t know that I’m also a farrier (horse hoof care). I also make custom horse related products and donate part of the proceeds to locate equine rescues in the Hampton Roads/NE North Carolina Area. Creating things allows me to tap into my artistic side and continually try to challenge myself and improve.
We are so fortunate to have beautiful beaches in Virginia, but I’m not much of a beachgoer. I do enjoy other activities that our area offers, such as stand-up paddleboarding, visiting local markets, walking and biking at the oceanfront, parks, and other beautiful areas in the community.
I’m currently volunteering with a local veterans’ program that encourages community connection and support through fellowship and equine-assisted activities and a dog-foster-based rescue in our area. I am a Registered Instructor certified through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). I am currently pursuing an Equine Specialist certification through the same organization that is specifically geared toward Equine Facilitated Mental Health, which will allow me to broaden my scope of practice in this field.
My parents have always been my strongest support system, and I am blessed to live near them. I’m also lucky to have my sister as my best friend and confidant. Though she lives in Colorado now, I’m fortunate to have a great place to visit when we go to see her.
Between my career, the time I spend volunteering, and the various communities I have been a part of, I feel so fortunate to live in a fantastic area with an abundance of options and where I feel like I can also give back.