Community Support Worker
Amanda was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley, and currently resides in Shawnigan Lake. Amanda has travelled extensively but always returns to her home on Vancouver Island. Amanda is on her way to completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is the proud holder of a diploma in Criminology and a certificate in Addiction.
Amanda first found Cedars while researching treatment options for a loved one 5 years ago, and was drawn to the tranquil woodland atmosphere and individualized programming. Amanda brings a personal passion to her work, empathy, and lived experience. Amanda feels privileged “to be able to observe each individual’s recovery experience … being able to watch and help people succeed from their lowest points to being able to find freedom from their addiction. I think it’s a rare and powerful thing to be able to observe that process for someone first hand and I am grateful that my job at Cedars lets me do that.”
Amanda’s goals for the future include furthering her education and earning her Master’s degree. When she’s not at work, Amanda enjoys adventuring to new places (and taking photos along the way), playing the ukulele, and petting every single animal she can find.