Amanda’s older brother Scott attended Loyola Marymount University with Adam where they played water polo for LMU together for several years. Adam and Amanda saw each other in passing over the time they were in college at water polo games and such, though they never really got to know one another due to Amanda residing in Northern California. After Amanda moved down to Redondo Beach in the summer of 2008, Amanda and Adam became fast friends. In Amanda’s first month in town, her older brother had to go on a work trip to Japan for several weeks, and in an effort to be a good friend Adam took it upon himself to show Amanda around town! Within a few weeks, Adam and Amanda went on their first date on the Redondo Pier, and the rest is history!