Amy grew up in Victoria where she spent a great deal of her time playing in the ocean. Her passion for watersports led to a career instructing whitewater kayaking and canoeing, sea kayaking, and scuba diving. She has worked as an outdoor educator and guide all over Vancouver Island, mainland BC, Australia, and South East Asia, sharing her love of nature and drive for adventure with youth and adults who are striving for the same. Fall through spring, Amy is pursuing a Post Degree Program in Secondary Education at UVic while working at Ocean River Sports as a sea kayak guide and Adventure Centre Coordinator. She is also a whitewater canoeing and sea kayaking instructor for COLT (Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training), based out of Strathcona Park, and a scuba diving instructor for Rockfish Divers, based in Victoria.