We work with an amazing group of volunteers. We want to honor their hard work and dedication to the cause of creating a safe, inclusive community in Northern Colorado.
Amy is one of our amazing hotline advocates. She takes multiple shifts every month and provides exceptional advocacy, both on the phone and in-person to survivors and their loved ones. Amy also makes volunteering with SAVA a family affair! She and her kiddos have helped with multiple special events including the Fort Collins Office’s landscaping day, the Fortitude 10k, and others! Additionally, she will be helping with our soiree at the end of the month! We are so lucky to have Amy as part of our team, and are so grateful for all that she does.
Amy, tell us a little about yourself.
If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?
Most of the parties I throw involve trampoline parks, pinatas, cakes shaped like footballs, and goody bags. Parties for my kids definitely take center stage. Yet if I were to throw a party for myself, I’d have lots of finger foods, friends over at sunset, quiet music, a fire pit, talking, and laughing.
This is a fun one, have you ever been told you look like a celebrity?
I’ve never been told that I look like a celebrity, and I’m okay with that. Although my 4-year-old daughter did just ask me recently if I was famous because people kept talking to me in the grocery store.
If you could choose anyone to be your mentor, who would it be and why?
My mom is my mentor. She has been for many years. She’s a strong woman and proud of who she is. She is kind and wise. I am lucky to be so close to someone I admire and look up to.
And finally Amy, what do you enjoy most about volunteering at SAVA?
I enjoy being a part of the SAVA volunteers for several reasons. I enjoy being a part of a group that has common interests and values. I also like helping people; Not taking on the world, but really helping one person at a time. Even if it is just listening on a phone call at one in the morning, it’s important and it makes a difference.