Amanda Gilliom joined the City Garden staff in 2016. She is a painter who has lived in a lot of places (Texas, Virginia, Georgia, New Zealand, Chicago, Alaska, etc.). She has also had a lot of different jobs (barista, nanny, fisherwoman, teacher's aide, library assistant, etc.). Amanda landed in St. Louis in 1999 with her husband Todd and two children Mina and Sam. Here, she became a stay at home mom / school volunteer / bartender / lunch lady.
In her spare time she likes to cook, take care of her gazpacho community garden, dance, engage in social justice, eat tacos, ride her bike, travel and have adventures with her family, see live music, laugh and sew turtle stuffies.
She and her family moved to the Shaw neighborhood to have their children attend City Garden. It is a very treasured gift.×