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Amanda L. Sage is an experienced marketer, designer, and copywriter, or as she prefers to call herself, a Crazy Creative.

Amanda has been an entrepreneur her whole life, starting with her own IT consulting firm when she was 16 years old. Raised by business-owner parents, Amanda was instilled with the drive and destination to recognize opportunities to do something new or better than the rest of the world, and she carries that same spirit with her now in the professional world.

In 2009, Amanda founded Gong Gong Communications, a full-service marketing and creative firm which specialized in working with small professional service companies and membership non-profits. Gong Gong offered a wide array of services including graphic design, website development, copywriting, marketing strategy, social media and e-mail engagement, audio/visual production, and event planning. In 2015, Gong Gong became a certified Women Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. Starting as a solopreneur, Amanda eventually lead a team of a half-dozen employees and contractors. In October 2016, Amanda decided to go back to her roots as a solo consultant focusing on a select group of clients.

Before starting Gong Gong, Amanda lived in Ghana for almost two years after graduating college. She served as a volunteer coordinator, marketer, and product designer for Global Mamas, a non-profit cooperative of woman business owners which export Fair Trade products around the world. At age 22, Amanda founded a new cooperative for Global Mamas in rural Odumase-Krobo, Ghana, where she oversaw the opening of a new office and volunteer house, designed products, recruited and trained bead makers and jewelry assemblers, and liaised with local government and traditional leaders.

Amanda is a 2006 graduate of The Ohio State University, with degrees in Political Science and International Studies.

Amanda serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. She oversees the Friends’ Business Management Committee and is very involved with the running of the Library Store. She is a past Vice President of Communications for the Columbus chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and is an active volunteer with the Women’s Small Business Accelerator. She is a member of WELD and the Friends of the Library.

Born and raised in Central Ohio, Amanda is a graduate of New Albany High School. She is a passionate supporter of Ohio in general and Columbus in specific, and is an avid Ohio State fan. She is a voracious reader, finishing more than 100 books a year, and in turn, enjoys writing. She enjoys cooking, traveling around the world where she does her best to blend in with the locals, and spends most of her free time wishing she had more free time.

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