Staff Spotlight: Ryan House Team Leader Amanda Butner

We’re adding a new monthly Staff Spotlight feature so you can get to know our incredible team members who support Ryan House day in and day out. To kick things off, we’ve chosen our amazing Clinical Team Leader, Amanda Butner, whom we recently celebrated during Team Leader Week.

Pediatric Clinical Team Leader Amanda Butner, RN, BSN

What is one unique thing people don’t know about you – like a hobbie, a former profession, a place you’ve visited?

I won the Arizona State Badminton Championship in high school!

If you had a superpower, what would it be? 

I think I would love to be able to teleport. I love to travel but sometimes those 12-16 hour flights get so boring!

What did you want to be when you were younger? 

A firefighter.

What is your favorite kind of music and/or band? 

I love all music but love EDM the most. My favorite DJ’s are Galantis, Flume, and Alesso.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would you choose? 

Dan Levy, obviously! Who doesn’t love Schitt’s Creek?!

What is one thing you cannot live without? 

Can I pick two? My Peloton and crunchy white cheddar Cheetos.

What do you consider your motto in life? 

You can do anything for 20 seconds, whether it’s an intense workout, an illness, or something tough you’re going through in life. You just break it down, 20 seconds at a time.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the Ryan House community?

We love taking care of all our kiddos within our community. I feel that it is an honor to work with each family, child, and our wonderful RH staff.