Amy brings a rich history in the fields of wilderness therapy and outdoor education to her work at Open Sky. Since 1999, Amy has worked as an instructor, administrator, trainer, and faculty member with organizations such as Outward Bound, NOLS’s Wilderness Medicine Institute, and Prescott College. With a bachelor’s degree in wilderness therapy, a master’s degree in transformative leadership, and a second master’s degree in counseling, Amy knows firsthand the power of outdoor experiences to foster growth, connection, and healing. As the mother of a teenage son, she deeply appreciates the practical and emotional challenges parents navigate.
Since 2018, Amy has been an integral member of Open Sky’s leadership team and interfaces with nearly every parent through her facilitation of Wellness Weekend. Highly regarded by parents and professionals for bringing warmth and clarity to her work with others, Amy strives to understand the unique needs of each client family. As a skilled communicator, Amy’s commitment to serving families and staff is evidenced by the positive relationships she has cultivated throughout her career. She sees her role as Director of Family Services as an opportunity to support young people and their families in creating lasting change and long-term health. Amy finds deep satisfaction knowing she represents a program that promotes emotional strength, mental wellness, and physical safety. These components align with her values, making Open Sky an ideal fit for her.
When Amy is not working with Open Sky families or supporting students in the field, you can find her with friends and family, including her 17-year-old son and their chocolate lab. Exploring the mountains, deserts, and rivers near her home in Durango, Colorado, Amy especially enjoys traveling, trail running, yoga, skiing, cooking, mountain biking, painting, scuba diving, and rafting.