Amanda Mercer Attorney and mother

Amanda Mercer, née Schuster, is the mother of two children, ages 8 and 5, and two large husky-mix breed dogs rescued from the streets of Indianapolis. She is married to Todd Mercer, whom she met at Michigan State University, where they were varsity swimmers and captains of their respective teams.

Amanda received her law degree from Wayne State University and upon graduation became an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Washtenaw County, Michigan. She has also worked as an enforcement representative for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, a mediator and as a stay-at-home mom. Currently, Amanda has her own law practice which specializes in mediation and contract law. Amanda lives with her family in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

More information on Amanda’s English Channel Crossing and her efforts to raise awareness and funds for ALS can be found at