Working with and connecting to a diversity of people is Amanda’s strength, and she brings to the firm fifteen years serving in client- and public-facing roles as a nonprofit executive and political campaign manager.
As a member of the Catalyst team, Amanda is thrilled to have the opportunity to practice law. She spends part of each week providing legal services to the firm’s clients in the areas of estate planning and administration, as well as nonprofit and business formation and startup.
When she is not working for Catalyst, Amanda is working to launch the firm’s nonprofit affiliate, Catalyst Law Institute. The Institute seeks to develop a new business model to make essential preventative legal services more accessible to modest means Oregonians, thereby investing in security and opportunity for families, small businesses, and communities. As part of the new model, the Institute will train new lawyers to practice law in a way that expands access to legal services and stabilizes the middle class.
Amanda is a proven resource developer with a knack for inspiring enthusiasm for change. As Director of Development at 1000 Friends of Oregon, a forty-year-old nonprofit organization, she grew the major donor circle by 50% in her first year with the organization. As campaign manager for a major local candidate, she built the largest neighborhood house party program on a citywide campaign in Portland’s history, breaking records for volunteers and donors.
Amanda is admitted to practice law in Oregon. She graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2011 with multiple honors, including: Cornelius Honor Society, Environmental Leadership Award, Pro Bono Honors Program, Best Oral Advocate, and Community Service Honors Award.
Amanda enjoys growing vegetables, volunteering for progressive social causes, and commuting by bicycle year-round.