My name is Amanda Maikranz. You pronounce it Mike-ranz. I am a wife, a volunteer and a marketing professional. I love to explore, to learn, to create. My bachelor's in Public Relations and Advertising is the product of my lifelong passion for creative writing and visual arts. Now I spend my workdays developing and implementing marketing and public relations strategy for an acute care medical center. I have a deep, great love of marketing and public relations. This field fulfills my strong need to help others while balancing both hemispheres of my brain-the creative and the strategic. Those that know me describe me as a straight shooter, a thinker and a tender heart. I consider myself a pioneer, an educator and a leader. I strive for excellence through hard work, honesty and integrity. I believe in taking my work seriously and myself not so seriously. Laughter and kindness, paying it forward, treating others with love and respect..these are the keys to life.