Casting call Although Amanda has dealt with the heartache of infertility and a critically ill child, her most difficult chapter came when her toddler, Bennett, passed away in his sleep right before his 2nd birthday. “The fire I thought would consume me ended up setting my soul aflame and birthed my life’s mission and purpose,” Amanda says. At brilliantflame.com, Amanda ignites her life coaching, grief counseling, public speaking and writing expertise.
Behind-the-scenes “I love lipstick and jewelry and choose those items before I decide my outfit.”
No place like home “My grandfather Abraham Owen Smoot was the first mayor of Provo.”
Costume change “I’m a vocalist and instrumentalist (been in four bands). I also love cultures and international policy, and I’m taking a group of eight young women to the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN this month.”