Amy moved to Gainesville in 2012 with her husband (then fiancé) when he began attending law school at the University of Florida. Amy has been with the United Way team since 2013. After first spending time as the Development Associate, she transitioned over to the communications team in 2014. Prior to United Way, Amy worked with several nonprofit organizations in the Gainesville and Orlando areas. She is also involved with the local chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.
Amy holds a Master of Nonprofit Management degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology, with a minor in business administration, both from the University of Central Florida. She also attained a certificate in graphic design from the Camera Obscura Art School in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Hometown: Eldersburg, Maryland and Naples, Florida
My emoji displays my love for cats! I have two adorable kitties at home, Maeby and Winnie.
Why I do this work: I’ve always enjoyed helping people and giving back to the community. I spent time volunteering in high school and was even inspired to go back to school for my master’s degree after working with a small Orlando-based nonprofit called Rock for Hunger. I’ve also always enjoyed being creative. Working in marketing and communications for a nonprofit organization allows me to express my creativity, while helping to make the community a better place. It’s a perfect fit!