With a previous educational background in science, agriculture, and medicine, Amanda believes that Cedars is the perfect place to start her career as a psychiatric nurse. Amanda understands that mental health and recovery are an integral part of a healthy community and promotes this ideology each day. She is known for her maternal instincts while working with the patients on a daily basis. Amanda strives to have a more in depth understanding of mental health and addictions. In her spare time, Amanda is a member of a dragon boat racing team in Cowichan Bay. She is a local farmer in Cobble Hill that raises cows, chickens, and horses on a 36 acre property.