Mandy received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the renowned E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 2000. While there she received many honors, including the Richard O Linke full academic scholarship for her senior year, and she was nationally selected as the Pen Tudor intern at Adweek Magazine in 1999.
After a few years of working in sales in New York City, and then in the film industry in Los Angeles, Mandy decided to pursue a Master in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She was told it was her personal essay that convinced the admissions committee that Mandy had great talent. Mandy always dreamed of being a writer, and the demanding course load at PTS, plus the difficult subject matter of writing about God, helped to hone her communication skills.
She then spent 8 years preaching in local churches throughout New York State, including most recently serving at the Park Avenue United Methodist Church in Manhattan. Her sermons received such positive feedback that Mandy became known as an excellent preacher. She also wrote the organization's website, wrote and edited its newsletter, and built its social media platform.
Mandy decided to take a leave of absence from parish ministry in order to pursue her dream of writing full time. She recently published an article titled, "Going Beyond What We Know" in Good News Magazine. While most of her writing to date is spiritual in nature, Mandy is fully capable of writing on all topics because she has the ability to take complex ideas and break them down so they are easily understandable. As well, she is an excellent researcher, a thoughtful interviewer and a gifted writer capable of making any copy interesting to read.
Mandy desires the opportunity to use her skills to help others succeed, and when given the chance, will not disappoint!
Mandy loves the outdoors and plays most sports, including tennis, golf and basketball. She is also deeply interested in yoga and meditation, which she was able to study under the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh.
She enjoys sharing what she has learned on her travels, interviewing interesting personalities, and writing about women's roles in society. Her book, Woman Fully Alive, discusses various aspects of life from a woman's perspective, including money, sex, career and home-making.
Also, Mandy's father is a psychiatrist so she has knowledge of the medical industry and mental health issues.
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