Amanda was raised in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Amanda and her fiance, Brady Jilek, have one daughter, Clara (1). She started babysitting children for different local families when she was 13 years old. She worked for some time in an after-school program with school aged children. During one summer, she worked in a home daycare caring for children aged 6 months to 8 years old. In her free time she enjoys crafting, watching Netflix, and being a mommy. She enjoys being in child care because she likes watching each individual child learn, develop, and discover new skills with each passing day. One goal she has is to ensure the classroom is a safe, functional, healthy, and fun environment all age groups in her care.