A native of the Pacific Northwest, Amanda Evrard received her BA in public relations from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in 2006. While Evrard got her start in journalism at the Coquille Valley Sentinel and the Oregon Daily Emerald, she fell in love with nonprofits and received her MS in nonprofit management from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.
Evrard has worked with charities that provide early intervention services to families, job placement for the disabled, extracurricular activities for teens, companion animal adoptions, and ethics education. Most recently, she was the marketing coordinator of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at The UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
Now living in Fort Collins, Colo., she volunteers with animal welfare organizations locally and coordinates transports of South Texas dogs to Northern Colorado rescues and families. She blogs about her exploits at http://elvis-thebull.com/. She is the proud owner of three rescue dogs, a former-stray cat and two tree frogs - plus a foster pet or two.