Mandy Matthews was born in Wilcox and raised in Thatcher, Arizona. For those of you keeping score, they are small towns in Southern Arizona that produce an unusual amount of really cool people. As a young person, she quickly established a love for art and became the resident go to for all things design. Mandy found that she could really drive home her artsy reputation by going edgy with her sassy boy cut and combat boot ensemble. Her love of art sent her on to the path to have a career in graphic design. After getting her associates degree, she hopped over to the tropics of Hawaii to get her Bachelors from BYU Hawaii, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude (but failed to ever get a decent tan).
Mandy has a love of music, movies, and books that leads to yet another love of talking about them nonstop with her friends. Mandy also enjoys drawing in her spare time which helps her to feed her not so inner art nerd. She battles an addiction to Vanilla Coke which so far, has not been an issue affecting her employment. Mandy also has a dream of backpacking across Europe so she can visit all the museums and see the work of famous artists like Da Vinci in person.
She draws great strength and inspiration from her family whom she loves more than anything. Here are a few other ‘fun facts’ about Mandy:
- Has been to Disneyland over 10 times
- Nearly died while hiking in Kauai while it was raining and wearing no shoes
- Once read the entire Harry Potter series in a week
- Barely missed seeing Chris Pratt who is the love of her life by mere minutes
Comparison is the thief of joy.
Control what you can. Confront what you can’t.
The grass is always greener where you take care of it.
Happiness = Reality / Expectations
Be a good person, but don't waste time proving it.