Amber Miller graduated from Ball State University in 2005 with a B.A. in Journalism and Advertising. Shortly after commencement she packed up her boyfriend (now husband) and faithful dog Murphy, and set off for sunny Gainesville, Florida. Ever since landing in the Gator Nation, Amber has held various creative roles in marketing, advertising, community relations, and graphic design. A lifelong animal advocate, she began volunteering at a local nonprofit sanctuary in the fall of 2014 where she learned the ins-and-outs of charitable giving and donor relations. She fell in love with the development field and recently served as the development coordinator for the Child Advocacy Center prior to joining United Way of North Central Florida. Amber is a graduate of Leadership Gainesville class 39, a proud Rotarian, and member of BNI 212. She also serves on the parent committee at her son’s school and volunteers on the hospitality team for her church. Amber is a devoted wife and mother of a precocious young boy and two adorable furbabies.
Hometown: My father is an engineer and his career resulted in my family moving around a lot. Growing up we lived in seven cities and four different states! As a kid, I always thought of my hometown as being Rising Sun, Ind. because that’s where my grandparents lived. As an adult, I consider Gainesville my hometown because I’ve lived here longer than any other place in my life.
I chose the dancer as my emoji because I love to dance and as John Michael Montgomery so eloquently sings it, “Life’s a dance, you learn as you go. Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow. Don’t worry ‘bout what you don’t know. Life’s a dance, you learn as go.” (Bet you just sung that in your head.)
Why I do this work: I have always had an innate urge to help others. From puppies, to primates, to people…I have had the opportunity to help make a difference for each. I am honored to have a career that allows me to give back to my community every single day.
Connect with me: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajmiller3/
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org