Amber grew up in Northern Canada on a Bison ranch as a child. She spent a lot of time with her Aunt Sarah who had a developmental disability who lived in adult family home when family could no longer care for her. Amber saw firsthand the wonderful care her aunt received, how she was able to be a contributing citizen, and live a full and dignified life. Amber always knew that she wanted to help people and truly believes that giving back to your community is the cornerstone of living a full life.
While living in California, Amber got involved in racing sailboats, which led her to Port Townsend in 2019 to compete in the R2AK. She instantly fell in love with the area and knew she wanted to settle here someday. Covid-19 changed her career path and she found herself working for people with IDD in an adult family home. With her heart still set on Port Townsend, she decided to move here when she saw that Olympic Neighbors was hiring for a program supervisor.
Amber says, “These are not coincidences, just my life stream, finally meeting up with its river. I am incredibly humbled and grateful to be a part of this growing community. I have so much to offer and know I can use my skillset to help Olympic Neighbors and its residents to grow and move forward into the coming years”.