SHEBOYGAN — There are few things more important to a community than its people. This series will highlight your fellow Sheboyganites in a fun question-and-answer format.
Get to Know: Amanda Ecker
What made you want to get involved in your current position?
As a past Big Sister (mentor), I knew first-hand the impact the volunteers and the organization had on the children in our community. After I had my daughter, Olivia, I decided to step back from my role as a Big. Now my daughter is three and I was ready to jump back into the organization but in a different light. I am very passionate about the non-profit network in Sheboygan County and what better than to get exposure on a board where I was a previous volunteer!
What does an average day look like in your position?
Since focusing more on Fund Development i.e. Fundraising, I’ve been working very closely with the new Senior Advancement Officer, Allyson Olivier. We are working together to introduce members of our community to BBBSSC! We are working on an exciting new campaign called “On the Bright Side” which will be rolled out in October!
What do you enjoy most about your position or organization?
I really enjoy the relationships I have developed and continue to nurture since becoming a Big. I interact with people in the community who I never met before and it has been a very eye-opening experience to see the need in Sheboygan County as well as the generosity of the people that live here!
What is your favorite thing to do in and around Sheboygan?
I really enjoy all the beautiful walking paths/trails. My parents live in Plymouth near Parnell Tower. It is absolutely gorgeous scenery, especially in Fall!
What else should we know about you?
I am an identical twin! My twin, Heather, works at the Prevea Clinic in Sheboygan/Kohler. We are best friends and enjoy taking long walks with my dog, Avery and daughter, Olivia.
Learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sheboygan County by visiting bbbssc.org.