Book your spot for your bucket list adventure! Join our professional mountain guides, certified volunteer mountain stewards and scientists on epic climbs and hikes of Mount St. Helens.

Become an expert on the volcano in our backyard as a Volcano Naturalist at Mount St. Helens. The Volcano Naturalist Program is a 12-week certification course offered by the Mount St. Helens Institute. Participants in this program will explore diverse aspects of the natural and cultural history of Mount St. Helens.

For close to 15 years, Amanda has led development and marketing efforts for nonprofit organizations in California and Oregon. She’s a mission-driven leader, passionately dedicated to nonprofit fund development, leadership, and fostering a culture of philanthropy at the organizations she serves.

As an accomplished fundraising professional with a strong passion for environmental conservation and education, Amanda is looking forward to playing a more active role in preserving a cherished natural wonder for generations to come.


To advance understanding and stewardship of the Earth through science, education, and exploration of volcanic landscapes.