Amanda Dunaway

Amanda Dunaway

My first experience at Clearwater was when I was 12 days old, sleeping peacefully in the cabin Buoy while my mother Marcia Moore Dunaway prepared the Program. Since my first summer there in 1982, Clearwater has been an indelible part of my life. I spent nine years as a camper, becoming a leadership in 1998, and then spent three years on staff from 2000-2002.  

Following the family tradition that began with my grandmother Sunny Moore, I attended Duke University, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy in 2003. While earning my degree, I developed my thirst for adventure while studying abroad in Australia and South Africa. My adventure continued after graduation with a northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2004.

In 2009, I began my life-long dream of a career on the water when I purchased a 97 year-old commercial fishing boat in Southeast Alaska. These days I make my living trolling for king and coho salmon on the North Pacific Ocean, specializing in hook and line caught seafood. As a member of the Board, I am thrilled to help continue Clearwater’s legacy into the future.  It is an honor to be a part of providing the Clearwater experience to young women, ensuring that they are raised to be independent, self-aware, and leaders of their generation who don’t hesitate to pursue their dreams.