Amanda Bachelder, Account Manager

Tell us a little bit about yourself (i.e., professional background, hobbies, interests, etc.).

Prior to Fuel, I worked with a handful of local boutique businesses and one international DIY company on branding, event planning and marketing strategies. I have a passion for home décor and a love of all things DIY.

My husband and I tackled our biggest DIY project ever last year when we purchased his childhood home, built in 1977. In February, we moved into the “mostly” renovated home on the Washougal River with our three children and a giant white dog named Sir Winston Furchill.

What is the most valuable resource you provide to our members, and what does an average day look like?

Making sure our members are taking full advantage of Fuel’s incredible resources and tapping into the unmatched talent and expertise of our various support teams is always my No. 1 goal. Although every day is different, a typical day involves collaborating with teammates on various member projects and strategizing how to make my members stand out among their competitors.

Tell us something unique about you.

I am happiest when creating or curating, whether it be baking a batch of cookies, arranging flowers or working on a member’s quarterly newsletter! I am constantly dreaming about the next project, and I am never, ever bored!

Would you be willing to share your most requested cookie recipe?

Of course! It’s a pretty basic chocolate chip cookie, but there is one unique ingredient that I think makes it extra special.

1 cup of butter, softened
2 cups of brown sugar
6 tablespoons of granulated sugar
2 eggs
4 teaspoons of vanilla
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
3.5 cups of flour
3 teaspoons of instant coffee
1.5 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1.  Cream the butter with the sugars.
2.  Add in the egg and vanilla.
3.  Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add to the butter mixture. 
4.  Stir in chocolate chips.
5.  Arrange spoonfuls of dough on the baking stone and bake at 375 F for 8–12 minutes.
6.  Transfer to a cooling rack. Once the cookies have completely cooled, arrange them on a pretty plate—and enjoy!

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