Amanda Badger, Team Lead

Amanda Badger

Team Lead

Bachelors in Psychology, Bethel College

Amanda grew up a “military brat,” as some call it, and was shaped to be who she is through the love of a big family who modeled life with Christ at the center and displayed the love of Jesus daily. She is a self-proclaimed “Daddy’s girl” who shadowed her older brother and dad with a wrench in her hand and her heart on her sleeve. Amanda is surrounded by beautiful nieces and nephews who know her as, “Aunt Manda.” You can count her in on any last minute spontaneous trip (especially if it involves being outdoors) as Amanda loves to live in the moment no matter what day it is. Some may also be surprised that she is really into politics.

Her dream is to use the gifts and talents God has blessed her with to leave a positive impact on the lives of children with disabilities around the world.

Team Lead

Bachelors in Psychology, Bethel College

What is the most inspiring part of working at Cornerstone?

“The most inspiring aspect of being a therapist is having the opportunity to watch daily growth as we work one-on-one with each unique child. I love watching the sense of accomplishment take over their face and witness the biggest smile across their face showing how proud they are of themselves. These kiddos display a love like no other and it’s contagious. It’s simply inspiring to see how hard they work on tasks I take for granted. These kiddos have opened my eyes to view life in a completely different way.”

What is your favorite memory?

“One of my favorite Cornerstone memories was hearing my learner say ‘momma’ for the first time (something he had been working on for months). It was very exciting to take him out to his car at pickup and greet his mother with her little boy saying “Momma!” to her. The expression of pure joy and happiness she expressed was something I will never forget. It was awesome to see how proud she was of him and his excitement as she loved on him.”