Amy lives and works in Springfield, MO and is involved with numerous wildlife, environmental, and animal welfare organizations.

She grew up on a farm in Southwest Missouri and attended Southwest Baptist University. She is married and has 2 children. Her family has always been concerned for the welfare of animals, whether it would be farm animals or stray pets. One of her earlier memories was a photo of an animal caught in a leg trap that became a symbol to her of how animals suffer when mankind unnecessarily interferes in nature. It is that image that spurred her passion to advocate for animals.