Amy is passionate about getting kids outside. Amy and her husband, Ryan, heard stories about Wallowa County from Ryan's stepdad, Jim Redman, who grew up in this area. Jim cannot believe Amy works in the building where he was born. After years of living in several other rural western towns, Ryan and Amy appreciate the blend of working landscapes, wild places, and diverse community that Wallowa County offers. They are amazed by how this community works together to tackle natural resource issues and excited to be a part of the process.
Amy got her bachelor's degree at University of California, Santa Barbara and thought she would pursue marine and coastal ecology. But once she discovered her love of teaching at a residential camp, she realized she wanted to share the outdoors with others, no matter the topic. This love took her all over the West until she went back to school for her Master of Science in Environmental Education and certificate in Nonprofit Management at Southern Oregon University. She currently serves on Wallowa County's youth soccer board and is the board chair for Environmental Education Association of Oregon. Amy's love for the outdoors and rural places has never stopped and neither has she. Look for her flying by in running shoes, in hiking boots on the way to a peak, on her bike, on her skis up Salt Creek Summit, or on the soccer field.