Amy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Wilderness Therapy from Prescott College and a Master’s degree in Transformative Leadership from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She discovered the field of wilderness therapy through a college professor who encouraged her to pursue her love of people and the outdoors. Now a parent herself, Amy began working with Open Sky because the work of supporting parents and children to grow individually and in their relationships felt both deeply rich and meaningful.
Throughout the last twenty years, Amy has facilitated for organizations such as Outward Bound, NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute, Prescott College, and Deer Hill Expeditions. As a facilitator, Amy is particularly adept at bringing clarity and warmth to her work with others. As a Family Services Transition Mentor at Open Sky, Amy utilizes her background in wilderness therapy, mindfulness training, somatic psychology, counseling, and facilitation to support families and students as they transition through the graduation process at Open Sky and into their next steps.
A native of Pennsylvania, Amy has lived in the Durango area for more than fifteen years. She spends her time with her son, her partner, and her chocolate lab, exploring the mountains and deserts of the Southwest. She especially enjoys trail running, mountain biking, rafting, yoga, painting and cooking with friends and family.