Our Team

Amanda Corby – Owner & Creative Director

Amanda brings over eleven years of experience in pubic relations, event and conference planning, not-for-profit fundraising, and community organizing. Realizing what it takes to create the strategy and tactics that generate the revenue and community involvement needed to deliver your message and reach your goals are her specialty. Amanda and the UMU team will not only assist you in developing, implementing and executing your vision, they will assure that you get the right kind of media attention and community support to sustain these results.




Marissa Jacobs – Office Manager/Project Coordinator

What Marissa focuses on the most is living her life to the fullest. She has graduated with an AA from FIDM and is still currently enrolled in school. As a Project Coordinator at UMU, she assists in planning, organizing, and implementing ideas for the events. Marissa loves her job, saying “working at UMU has been the most rewarding opportunity and experience I’ve ever had.”


Shandis Ching – Project Manager

Shandis has a BA in Psy from UH, Manoa and a M.Ed in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University.  After working many years with Kapiolani Women’s and Children Medical Center,  Early Intervention Services Program and having two kids of her own, Shandis decided to step out of her comfort zone of Education and try her foot in something that she always had an interest in, which was the world of events and food.  Under My Umbrella has been a great learning experience for Shandis. Her experiences with Amanda and the UMU team have helped to expand her love for event coordinating.