Amanda Wilson came to the CCF board in 2019. She lives with her husband (Joe Cunningham, also on the CCF board!) and their three children (ages 8, 16, and 22) in Shoreline, Washington. The family loves adventuring; sometimes that means camping on the Snohomish River and sometimes that means taking plane trips to remote places like Easter Island! They are avid pet owners having 7 chickens, 3 cats, and 2 frogs. Amanda and her family value giving back to their community, staying involved with local politics, and fighting the good fight.
Amanda is a partner at Northwest Estate Planning & Probate P.S., a law firm in Fremont District. Amanda’s areas of practice are Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, and Guardianships. Prior to opening her firm in Fremont, Ms. Wilson practiced law in King County, Clallam County, Kitsap County, and Jefferson County (including serving as a deputy prosecutor in Jefferson County in 2015-2016 and was a public defender in Seattle, WA in 2007-2008).
Amanda served in Peace Corps as an educator volunteer teaching secondary math and science in Lesotho, Africa from 2008-2009. She worked hard for her students and also volunteered at medical clinics providing HIV medications and working with women to create small businesses.
Amanda is originally from Alaska, where she practiced as a public defender in 2002-2003. She then worked as a legislative aide with the Alaska State Legislature from 2004-2006 serving one session with a Republican House Representative in Leadership and then a second session with a Democratic Senator. This was the best possible education a person could have for how government works and how laws are made that govern people in our society.