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Amanda Houston

HR Generalist

Amanda is a compassionate people enthusiast with a strong background in strategic planning with an HR focus. She has years of experience in planning and development, HR analytics, HR compliance, HR retention, auditing, recruitment, event planning, building facilitation, and training frameworks. In addition, she has had the opportunity to support city governments and the tech, aviation, wellness, and nonprofit sectors.

Amanda is passionately committed to racial equity and inclusion and brings a lifetime of experience facing this narrative head on. She has served on a multitude of committees that are committed to tackling obstacles and influencing awareness on the impacts of social and economic marginalization, microaggressions, and institutional racism. She is a natural nurturer and strives to create equitable workspaces for the staff she is supporting.

Native to the Seattle metro area, she began her early childhood years right in the heart of the Central District. She comes from a linage of Garfield Bulldogs and is one herself! From the age of 3, Amanda was knocking on doors and leaving baskets of food for families in need on their door step with her mother. This act of kindness was the start of her journey in supporting those around her. She has had the pleasure of volunteering with various organizations that address issues like domestic peace for women, homelessness, food justice, and clean water preservation for local and global regions.

In her free time, Amanda collaborates with the Black Farmers Collective, an organization comprised of independent farmers striving to support communities of color. There, she supports efforts in strategic space planning and designing educational seminars to support families with low income. She is consistently showcasing the benefits of how to invest in gardening and growing your own produce. She is also an active P-Patch Community member, where she's spent several years forming wholesome relationships while growing food for local food banks.

Fun Fact: Amanda was once an MUA (Makeup Artist) for NY Fashion Week.