Amanda has been involved with NICA since 2015 when she started her local Teton Valley Composite Team as part of the Idaho League. In 2017 Amanda joined the NICA National Team bringing with her a deep passion and commitment to making mountain biking accessible to riders of all ages and abilities. Amanda has served as a Coach Licensing Manager and GRiT Program Manager and has served as Vice President of Programs since 2019. She has been an Idaho League Coach Supporter, and a Level 3 Coach for 7 years, 5 of which she served as the Team Director and Head Coach of Teton Valley Composite. Amanda has a strong focus on NICA’s core mission, vision, and values and on servicing NICA’s Leagues to get even #MoreKidsOnBikes.
Amanda has a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado College and an M.S. in Sports Psychology from Capella University. Prior to her time at NICA, Amanda held multiple positions in non-profit organizations including time as both a development director and executive director with different cycling and trail advocacy organizations. Amanda also brings with her many years as a professional mountain bike and cyclocross racer having won the Breck Epic, Trans-Sylvania Epic, and Iceman Cometh races multiple times. Amanda lives with her husband, Nate, in Victor, Idaho where they love to mountain bike, ski, and adventure out in the mountains.