What Amy loves best about southwest Minnesota is that everywhere she goes, it feels like home; and in one way another, that has always been the case for her. As our Youth & Family Specialist, Amy is a resource to build and strengthen southwest Minnesota’s youth and families by creating community connections and directing resources to opportunities that impact critical needs for the education and well-being of children birth-to-18 and families across the region. Her focus is on early childhood, youth mental health and wholistic models of family care and support, centering on single mothers.
Previously, Amy spent two decades in the human services field across Meeker County and the state. She’s inspired by the opportunity to bring the level of community wellbeing up a notch through addressing systemic issues and shoring up the areas that are already assets in our region. Amy believes strongly in community and that people have the desire and the power to help each other when the right tools are put in their hands.
When it comes to hobbies, Amy enjoys anything creative and exploratory — stained glass, pottery, household renovations, cooking, sewing, painting, getting lost in the woods, even raising chickens. She’s an avid photographer. In community, Amy is an ally for LGBTQ+ kids and families. She also administers a Facebook group to connect people to volunteer opportunities in Meeker County and serves on the board of her lake association.
Position: Youth & Family Specialist