Amy joined the staff of the Two Rivers YMCA in 1998 after a short military career. Amy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University. She oversees the Bass Street YMCA and all Sports and Recreation Programs. Amy knew she was meant for Y work from her first day as a summer camp counselor.
“I care about the youth I work with and it is important to help build their self esteem and let them know that life is hard, but you can make it into something very positive and amazing if you try to do your best and keep pushing forward”, Amy says. Amy enjoys recruiting and developing staff and the satisfaction that comes from seeing Y employees interact with participants to help make the entire community better.
Amy enjoys spending time with her son Luke. She says she spent the first eight years of her Y career helping raise other people’s children and then decided she would like to do that for herself. Now her son is a large part of what she does when not working.