Amy recently retired from a 32-year teaching career, the last 26 of which were split between Jackson Hole and Cody, Wyoming. As an avid naturalist and conservationist, she spends a lot of time outdoors, mainly in the Greater Yellowstone Area. Currently, she works as a wildlife and nature photographer and as a guide in the Yellowstone region. Amy enthusiastically spends her new freedom out “on the road,” capturing images documenting daily wildlife encounters and adventures in the amazing wild places around us. Her passion for photography grew out of a love for wildlife.
Growing up in southwest Ohio, Amy attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Here, she acquired her B.A. in Zoology and a M.A.T in Secondary Science Education. She always felt compelled to teach the next generation about the natural world and spent as much time as possible taking them “into the field,” studying everything from coral reefs to leatherback sea turtles, elk and birds to grizzlies and wolves. Living in Wyoming since 1993, she was drawn to this area because it represented one of the last great wild places in the lower 48 states, including the habitat for grizzly bears. Amy is married to her amazingly supportive husband, Larry, and they have a 22-year-old son, Ted.