This month’s #staffprofile is on communication manager Amanda Nalley. Amanda helps promote the Gulf of Mexico Alliance and it’s program and events through social media, video, photo, the media, and more. She started in January 2022. Scroll through our photos to learn more about Amanda.

For starters

Amanda grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She attended Loyola University New Orleans, where she received bachelor degrees in English literature and in environmental studies. She spent seven years in outdoor and environmental education in Mississippi, Georgia, and Alaska; six years as a multimedia reporter in Florida; and 10 years as a public information specialist for the Division of Marine Fisheries Management at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission before being hired by GOMA. She lives in Tallahassee, FL, with her husband, daughters, and pets.

What she loves about GOMA

I love being able to combine my skill set in communication with my passion for and knowledge of the environment. Being around people who also care about similar things is invigorating. There’s nothing better than going to work and feeling like you are making a difference.

What she loves most about the Gulf of Mexico?

I’m a beach person. I love the diversity of beaches you can find along the Gulf. From muddy, marshy minimal wave areas, to clear waters with big waves, the Gulf has it all. Plus, you can see the sun both rise and set over the water if you are on the northern Gulf coast. Magical.

Proudest moments

Seeing our follower and engagement numbers go up on our social media channels. Helping orchestrate our amazing in-person events (GOMCON, All Hands). And most of all, creating our Gulf of Mexico Communicators Network.

GOMA’s future

I’ve only been here 1.5 years, but it seems like the sky’s the limit. We are getting bigger, and better, and I’m stoked to see what the future holds.