Amy grew up fishing, swimming, and surfing around the eastern shore of Maryland and Delaware Peninsula where she developed an early interest in conservation through volunteer programs. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in the early 90’s and graduated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School where she began her career with Parks as a Park Aide during her Junior year. After high school she was lured into the family business of pharmacy for 15 years, but returned to her conservation roots when she decided to return to school and major in Environmental Science in 2007.
Amy holds an A.S. in Environmental Science from Everett Community College and a B.A. in Environmental Planning and Policy from Western Washington University. During her Senior year at WWU, Amy spent 9 months interning for Parks. She has worked as an Associate Planner for the City of Lake Stevens and Snohomish County Planning and Development Services and also as a Senior GIS Analyst for PDS where she created interactive mapping applications.
She has a passion for healthy communities, healthy forests and healthy fisheries and feels that access to parks and open spaces can improve many aspects of our lives. Amy believes in eating fresh and local foods whenever possible and likes making sweet and spicy berry-based barbeque sauces from her own berry patches and garden. Amy enjoys hiking, fishing, camping and snowshoeing in the Darrington area of the North Cascades where she lives and explores with her family and dogs while her cats stay at home and sleep.