Amanda graduated from ECU in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. She placed second for the “Most Promising Female Entrepreneur Award” in 2010 as an owner of an eco-friendly craft business, as well as having future entrepreneurial business plans. Amanda was a member of the Marching Pirates and ECU Pep Band from 2006-2010, serving as squad leader, section leader, band council vice president, and Fine Arts Funding Board representative and chair. She is also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.
Amanda has been on staff with the ECU Marching Pirates since 2010 as the photographer. She currently resides in Raleigh, NC, where she is a portrait photographer (Amanda Brendle Photography) and a real estate admin at The Sentgeorge Group/Keller Williams Realty.