Amy brings over two decades of experience in the wilderness therapy and outdoor education fields to her role as Wellness Director at Open Sky. She earned a bachelor’s degree in wilderness therapy from Prescott College, a master’s degree in transformative leadership from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in counseling from Adams State University.
Amy discovered the field of wilderness therapy in early adulthood and found that it combined both her love of people and the outdoors. Decades later, and now a parent herself, Amy began working on the Family Services team at Open Sky because supporting parents and children to grow individually and in their relationships felt rich and meaningful. Now as Wellness Director, Amy draws on her background in wilderness therapy, mindfulness training, somatic psychology, and facilitation to assist staff in serving the young people and families of Open Sky. She also continues facilitating Wellness Weekend for Open Sky families. As a teacher and facilitator, Amy is particularly adept at bringing clarity and warmth to her work with others. Throughout the last twenty years, Amy has facilitated for organizations such as Outward Bound, NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute, Prescott College, and Deer Hill Expeditions.
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.