Amy's Published Photographs
Growing up, Amy performed in school plays, music and gymnastics recitals, and ran around barefoot whenever possible, starting a life-long rock collection from the age of 7. After working on yearbook in high school and being a total band nerd and a twirler, Amy fell in love with placing things visually and other artistic expressions. In college, at Texas A&M, Amy studied photojournalism and majored in Geology and then graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Dallas, while being involved in service organizations and doing local volunteer work. When Amy moved to California from Texas in 2000, she combined her three main interests, photography, geology, and community involvement, into doing web and graphic design, producing films, learning and performing improv, and co-producing live music shows. She completed improvisation acting training, graduating from the conservatory at Second City Los Angeles. Amy also helped her downtown Los Angeles neighborhood establish a long-overdue neighborhood council so they would have equal representation and funding within the city, and she earned the President's Volunteer Service Award in 2008. In 2011, Amy moved to Honolulu and hoped to go back to school, but instead moved back to Texas in 2012 to be with her family after her dad was diagnosed with ALS. After her family's move to Oregon and her father's death in 2014, Amy got married and started her own family and has slowly been shifting her artistic approach, while still doing web design, helping to manage her husband's businesses, and getting certified to teach dance.