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AMANDA “AJ”

Director of Client Relations

1866.874.6244 x. 100
a.james@eteros.com

BIO

Amanda grew up an only child in Richmond, BC. According to her husband and best friend, this goes a long way towards explaining who she is!

After finishing up her Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia, Amanda decided to delay adulthood a little longer by going overseas to complete a graduate degree at the University of London. This degree, a Master of Science in Hydrology and Fluvial Geomorphology, serves very well as a tongue twister and unique piece of personal trivia, but was not going to be Amanda’s long-term career path.

Upon returning to Vancouver, Amanda spent six years working in environmental sciences with the federal government (PWGSC) where she had the opportunity to explore all corners of British Columbia and Yukon, including mountaintop Coast Guard stations, far-flung hydrometric stations, and maximum-security correctional institutions. In 2007, she joined the PWGSC Pacific Region’s executive team, first in an internally focused role as the Director of Corporate Services and later in an externally focused role as the Director of Real Property. Throughout this period, Amanda volunteered as a spinning instructor at the YMCA, which is where she met her husband, a student in her class (her husband says she took advantage of her position of authority in their student-teacher relationship).

In 2013, Amanda and her business partner left government to start an independent consulting practice focused on commercial real estate strategy and planning. Embracing the entrepreneurial spirit, Amanda has since launched a handful of other business ventures, which was how she was introduced to Eteros. As Director of Business Development and Government Relations, Amanda hopes to use her combination of public and private sector experience to help Eteros achieve success.

Q&A

When are you the happiest?
On a tennis court in Palm Desert, California.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Inconsideration and lack of personal accountability.
If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?
Winston Churchill. One of the greatest leaders of all time. I’d like to ask him how he would approach international political leadership in today’s world.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
To my home in the Coachella Valley, California.
Do you have any hobbies?
Tennis is number one on my list. I also love to cycle, golf, play bridge, cook, and do crosswords. I recently took up Tunisian crochet, but can still only make rectangles.
Do you have a favorite movie?
Tough call, so I’ll name three: Pride and Prejudice (the BBC version), Napolean Dynamite, Team America: World Police