Amy is a lifelong Western Loudoun County resident. Some of her fondest childhood memories center around the exploration of the woods and stream on her parents’ property – where she and her daughter, Emma, now have a stream monitoring site. Amy became involved with Loudoun Wildlife over 15 years ago, attending numerous educational programs and monitoring bluebirds. In 2019 she and Emma became certified stream monitors. Amy graduated from The College of William and Mary with a degree in Anthropology. In her varied past, she researched capuchin monkeys, worked in admin and fundraising for the non-profit NatureServe, and taught three to six-year-olds as a certified Montessori teacher. When she’s not splashing about in streams, she keeps busy with homeschooling Emma, leading a 4-H group, and volunteering with the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center and the Tree of Life food bank. On the rare occasion she has some free time, she enjoys bird watching, gardening, exploring nature, reading mysteries, and spending time with her family, friends, dog and chickens.