Originally from Pennsylvania, Amy has a bachelor’s degree in wilderness therapy, a master’s degree in transformative leadership, and as of June 2023, a second master’s degree in clinical mental health. Since 1999, Amy has worked as an instructor, trainer, administrator, and faculty member with organizations such as Outward Bound, National Outdoor Leadership School, Wilderness Medical Institute, Deep Hill Expeditions, and Prescott College. 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 face as they navigate finding support for a struggling child.
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. She brings an innate ability to navigate hurdles while attending to details.
As a skilled communicator, Amy’s commitment to advocating for families and supporting clinical professionals is evidenced by the positive relationships she has cultivated throughout her career. She sees her admissions role as an essential first step, setting the foundation for future success and family healing. Amy finds immense satisfaction knowing she represents a program that promotes emotional strength, mental wellness, and physical safety. These components deeply align with her values, making Open Sky an ideal fit for her.
When Amy is not working with Open Sky families or visiting students in the field, you can find her with friends and family, including her 16-year-old son and their chocolate lab, exploring the mountains and deserts near her home in Durango, Colorado. Amy especially enjoys traveling, trail running, skiing, mountain biking, rafting, yoga, scuba diving, painting, volunteering, and cooking with loved ones.