LHCOS is excited to officially welcome Amanda to the Local Representatives team! Amanda joins us from North Carolina.
Hello dear crabby friends! My name is Amanda Mitchell and I am thrilled to have recently joined you as a LHCOS local representative. I have been a hermit crab mom for just over a year. We purchased our first crabs on vacation and were quickly schooled regarding hermit crab husbandry. I have rescued one sweet soul from a buy/sell/trade group and have a total of four crabs at this time. I am married with three boys, ages 10, 8, and 5. We have recently added a puppy to our household, and have a betta, mystery snail, and pleco.
I was born and raised in West Virginia, moving to the Raleigh, NC area 17 years ago. I worked at Duke University for a few years in a nicotine research center before staying home with the kiddos for 8 years. I took a part-time position with the same scientist (who has opened a private research center) a couple years ago to get out of the house and get back into outer world.
I am a creative, intuitive type. I double-majored in English and Spanish in college, so it’s a given that I love language. I have dabbled in writing poetry and stories. I have recently begun a new project that I am very excited about. It’s top secret, but involves some historical details and is set in West Virginia. There are three books planned at this point.
I am so very happy to be a part of this amazing group, and can’t wait to see how far we go! Thank you for having me!