My first blog post on my first personal website. I am so excited to be sharing with you why I’m here and what I’m about. First of all, my name is Amanda Sicard, but I go by Mandy to most, and I live in Escondido, California. I recently decided to follow a new passion that’s been developing the last several years. That passion is digital marketing and creating websites for small businesses and non-profits. I’ve spent the last several years honing those skills through volunteering at a local non-profit where I’ve been the Marketing Communications Chairperson for the last two years. While there I have been responsible for updating social media, writing news articles for local papers, updating the website and creating and sending out email newsletters. More recently, I’ve expanded on those skills and knowledge through completing the Digital Marketing Bootcamp at Hacker U, through the SDSU Global Campus Online Program.

Another passion of mine is photography. I really enjoy taking family portraits and have created many beautiful images for families to preserve their special moments . I enjoy being outside with nature, enjoying the many trails and parks in North County San Diego. While out and about I always have my camera with me and often take many photos of the natural beauty that I see. In addition, I enjoy attending local community events and take and share my photos . Also, in my developing interests I have created both long and shorter visual stories through creating movies. I hope I am able to provide you with the support and experience you need to capture your special moments and being able to share those with the world.

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