Amy holds a Master of Arts in Planning – Community Development from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in International Development – Rural and Agricultural Development from the University of Guelph. Her professional career includes work in research and analysis, evaluation and reporting, program and project management, community economic development, and business improvement strategies. While she has worked primarily in the non-profit sector as a senior leader, she also brings experience working in and alongside local and provincial government, and from within the post-secondary setting. Amy has researched and responded to change in the economy, developed partnerships and worked collaboratively with stakeholders, managed delivery of the Province’s employment program including self-employment, and both led and collaborated on significant proposal developments.
Critical to business performance, community development, and the work of VisionQuest, Amy is able to understand situations from a variety of perspectives and appreciates that positive outcomes rely on timely and considered communication, dialogue and respect, reliable information, and planning. She has a keen ability to translate complex concepts and significant data into actionable information. She is a problem solver by nature and someone who genuinely enjoys working with a broad range of individuals.
Amy is based out of Fernie, BC and when not at her desk you will find her in the garden, walking her dog, or active in the mountains skiing, hiking, or running.