Council of Advisors

Our Current Council of Advisors:

We’ve formed a council of advisors for the purpose of creating a think tank to expand and grow as an organization. If you are interested in serving on this council, please contact us at

Amanda Pacheco

Dr. Mandy Pacheco, founder of Get PUMPed!, has more than 14 years experience leading a wide variety of teams and projects in both industry and academia. She currently serves on the faculty at the University of Central Florida teaching child development, leadership, and interdisciplinary studies courses, and homeschools her two children, Julianna and Trey. Mandy holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware, a Masters degree in Counseling from the University of Virginia, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida.

Kate Saunders

Kate Saunders is a full-time trobairitz in a Beatles cover band, rockin’ out biweekly with a small tribe of her minions. She earned her PhD at the University of Cambridge, monitoring volcanoes on the moon. Her fur-children number in the double digits, but receive lots of attention from her human child. She graciously volunteers her miniscule amounts of spare time to further Get PUMPed!’s mission.

Abigail Johnston

Abigail joined the GetPUMPed! board in 2013 after becoming a donor. She holds a Juris Doctor, a Master’s in Curriculum Design and is active in the legal community as an Attorney, Child Advocate, and organizer. Abigail is serving as the Board’s legal advisor and looks forward to growing with GetPUMPed!



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