Two years ago, Amanda joined our team as a barista while pursuing a medical degree at the University of Washington. She quickly stood-out and established herself as a leader, and was eventually promoted into a leadership role as assistant store manager of Ballard Sip and Ship, which she excels in today. The moment Amanda steps through our doors, she demonstrates hard work, discipline and dedication to support others, elevate our team and work culture, aiming for collective success. She has a centering effect in the store and those around her.
When asked who inspires her, Amanda quickly shares the name of Elizabeth Blackwell. The first woman in the U.S. to receive a medical degree. Her determination and perseverance in fighting for the rights of women in medicine has inspired me to continue to do the same - to advocate for the equality of women in all aspects of life and to challenge the social norms, taking risks to cross social barriers.
If you’ve ever met Amanda, you quickly learn that she is naturally ambitious. She walks the talk as seen here supporting her co-manager Carrie at the Greenwood Sip and Ship. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her two dogs Bella and Teddy, being outdoors with her new camera (her Seattle skyline shot) and listening to music with her boyfriend Ben, who is also a musician. Post-pandemic she’s looking forward to hanging out with her friends again and discovering new weekend getaways throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Please join us in congratulating Amanda on her two-year work anniversary at Sip and Ship! We couldn’t be more proud to work alongside this extraordinary teammate and female leader.
You’re invited to stop to say hello to Amanda and team at Ballard Sip and Ship this week as we honor women throughout history who came before us and inspire us today!