Mandy grew up on both the east and west coasts: Glendale, California and Long Island, NY. Mandy has been a horseback rider since she was 7 years old, competing in English (jumping) horse shows throughout New England, and once in college was a member of the Stanford Equestrian Team, competing at Nationals 3 times and serving as President senior year.
Mandy moved to Ann Arbor when her first born was 5 weeks old. After a couple of months of not meeting any new moms and feeling stuck in a rut, "I remembered that some of my mom friends in other cities had found a good community of moms through Stroller Strides. I decided to see if there was a Stroller Strides program in Ann Arbor, and the rest, as they say, is history. I love Stroller Strides because it meets so many of my needs! Fun, friendship and of course, fitness! It has affected my life in a huge way. Nearly every friend I have here in Ann Arbor is related in some way to a Stroller Strides connection. So many of the activities my family enjoy were recommended by a Stroller Strides mamas. Stroller Strides has become deeply ingrained in my kids' and my everyday life, and I am so thankful for the healthy lifestyle, endless laughs, and moral support it gives me."
Mandy lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, son Dave, daughter Natalie, and "Labra-dachshund" Oscar.
Come join Mandy at some of the many fun crafts and events she's planning for our FIT4MOM Ann Arbor Moms Club.