Amy was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan. She graduated from Seattle University in 2014 with her Master’s degree in Existential-Phenomenological Therapeutic Psychology and completed her graduate school internship at Seattle Counseling Service, an agency proudly serving the LGBTQ community since 1969. Amy moved to Alaska in the fall of 2014 and was a clinician at Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services. Since living in Alaska, Amy has fallen in love with what this state has to offer in outdoor opportunity and especially with the people. Amy is an avid mountain biker and “bike packer” and enjoys riding her bike for long distances and living out of her tent. In winter 2017 she bike packed 1700 miles in the Baja California peninsula of Mexico and is determined to bike to as many places in Alaska. She most recently lived in Anchorage where she was a mentor and coach for the youth mountain bike programs, Mighty Bikes and GRIT (Girls Riding Into Tomorrow). Amy is looking forward to making Seward her new Alaskan home.