HI, MY NAME IS… Amanda Maria Garmany

I’M BORN AND RAISED IN ARIZONA, so I AM THE CLASSIC UNICORN! I LOVE IT BECAUSE… as much as I love to travel, I could never imagine not living in the beautiful desert of Arizona, especially during monsoon season!

A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE INCLUDES… four dogs and they never let me sleep in. They paw at me when they are ready to be served breakfast. After I try to squeeze in a workout, I pack my days with Heart Ball meetings and fundraising. After it all, if I don’t have an evening event, my husband and I have a tradition of having a cocktail on our patio with our pups so they can play in the pool, and we can relax.

MY FAMILY IS… big and crazy and I would never change them for the world!

MY FAVORITE MOVIE I COULD NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING AND WHY IS… “To Catch a Thief.” Grace Kelly and Cary Grant are the ultimate Hollywood glamour. My hubby and I also love to spend our time in the South of France, so it always brings back great memories of every time we are there. It’s almost as though when you are there time has frozen and can never change!

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE… a fashion designer. Fashion is art to be worn!

THE SONG I WOULD SING AT KARAOKE IS… oh yikes! I love music beyond belief, but I sound like a cat dying in heat if I ever tried to sing, so I just listen.

THE ONE PERSON WHO MOTIVATES ME IS… my husband. He is truly the most amazing, inspirational person I have ever met. And my grandfather. He never let me believe failure was an option. It kept me moving forward, especially in hard times.

THE LAST THING THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WAS… I have no clue. I laugh constantly! Laughing keeps us young!
THE PERFECT DAY INCLUDES… waking up with my hubby and pups next to me, taking a cup of coffee on the patio, and reading the paper, then heading to Hillstone for lunch.

MY FAVORITE LOCAL NONPROFIT IS… The Phoenix Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association of Arizona!

MY LIFE IS… amazing! I have a wonderful husband who stands by my side and supports me in everything I do. I have been so fortunate and blessed to get to devote my life to the causes that I love and be surrounded by those I love!


MY DREAM VACATION WOULD BE… I have been so lucky to visit so many places, but a bucket list I am dreaming of is going on safari!

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS… always stay true to your convictions, no matter what!