Although she was living in Ohio, Amy’s interest in Georgia’s state parks began in 2010 when she started volunteering at parks during her frequent visits to the state. Later that year, Amy began an internship with Friends that led to her full-time employment in early 2011. A former high school educator with a background in writing, recreational development for special needs individuals, and office administration, she brings an assortment of skills and experiences to benefit the organization. From developmental needs to communication and marketing initiatives, Amy has helped to bring Friends through enormous growth and improvement. Currently, Amy resides in Acworth, Georgia with her husband and two sons. In their free time, they enjoy hiking, exploring, and volunteering at state parks.