Amanda is a writer at heart. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, she decided against a full-time career in her degree of magazine journalism, but still bleeds orange. She spends her days working a 9 to 5 that has her developing her writing and marketing skills, while learning a new industry. Amanda writes regularly in her own personal blog, Simple Girl, Simple Pleasures. She says thank you too much, but only because she’s been blessed with some hardships that taught her that life is short, so do what you love and be happy. When she’s not working or blogging, Amanda spends her time training for road races. She’s currently working towards her lifelong goal of running the New York City Marathon. She lives in Connecticut with her boyfriend where they enjoy cooking and spending quality time with family and friends.
BUILD is a non-profit organization that uses entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of the youth who are most at-risk of dropping out of high school. More specifically, BUILD supplements traditional education with the skills to develop and run their own small businesses.
They're known around the world for their viral Flashmob Spinning Marriage Proposal video and with the wedding quickly approaching, Adam Keller & Jared Marinelli are kicking it into high-gear to get all the last minute details done for their big day!
Every two years Greenfield Hill Congregational Church in Fairfield, Connecticut displays thousands of flags in honor and remembrance of the American men and women who've fallen in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The site is truly amazing!
Tracy's Dogs is a not-for-profit National Rescue & Transport Initiative for shelter dogs. The focus of the program is to rescue and rehabilitate dogs with pending euthanasia dates residing in kill shelters with the hope of putting them up for adoption to find forever homes!
Therapeutic horseback riding can make all the difference! A New Canaan, CT-based therapeutic riding program called New Canaan Mounted Troop, not only helps kids and adults build leadership, responsibility, and confidence through sound horsemanship, but it also enriches the lives of individuals with special needs through equine-assisted activities.
The Human Hug Project is made up of three people with three different lives, but all face one obstacle- PTSD. Together, they are the Human Hug Project. Ian Michael is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gino Greganti is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. Erin Greganti is a Marine Corps wife who experienced war and its aftermath at home.