| Amanda West received her B.A. from Sonoma State and her M.A. from JFK University in Orinda, California. After passing her California license as a marriage and family therapist, she worked with families, individuals, and groups. In 2006 she retired and started doing volunteer work with the Red Cross and hospice. In 2011 she became a certified SoulCollage facilitator after training with founder Seena Frost. Her passion is working with groups and building community.