For poetry, essays, and fiction, Amy has been honored with a BlogHer Voice of the Year award for both 2011 and 2012 for her creative narrative essays. Her essays and short stories have been published in First Day Press, IndieInk, Storybleed, and Grok Nation. She is represented by Abby Saul of The Lark Group.
As publisher of Pit Stops for Kids, Amy works with top family travel destinations and product brands across the US and internationally. Pit Stops for Kids consistently wins awards from Circle of Moms (Top 25 Travel Blog), Red Tricycle (Travel Blog We Love), and Babble (Top 10 Travel Blog), and was recently name a top 10 travel site by Travel Age West.
Amy has been called upon as an expert on family travel, appearing in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to USA Today, as well as local publications, podcasts, and radio. She has been interviewed by the National Parks Association and has partnered with Expedia.com in both their ‘road trips’ and ‘Kids in the City’ campaign. She’s served as a travel expert and writer for VacationRoost, Mountain Reservations, Preferred Hotel Group, and Vail Resort’s Snow.com page. Amy is a regular columnist with OutdoorsNW Magazine, penning Adventure Kiddos, and writes a weekly gear review at Practical Travel Gear. She also writes regularly for Huffington Post Travel, Travel Age West, US News Travel and Fix.com.
As editorial and sponsorship manager at Trekaroo from 2011-2017, Amy ran successful brand campaigns across a variety of travel themes including ski travel, camping, and adventure travel. She oversaw travel campaigns for industry brand sponsors ranging from Vail Resorts to KOA to Cooper Tire.
In 2014, Amy became the Southern Oregon ambassador for Travel Oregon, where she plans Oregon-based itineraries and serves as a destination expert. She has been a four-time ambassador for Aventura Clothing (2014-2018) and a 2015 ambassador for Oboz Footwear.
In the summer of 2013, she was hired by Wyoming Office of Tourism for an exclusive writing contract, and has since partnered with Visit Idaho and Go Hawaii. Amy writes as a freelance author for O.A.R.S. River Currents magazine and blog. She is a current member of SATW and ATTA.
Pit Stops for Kids has been selected as a press representative at resorts and hotels, city CVBs, theme parks, and cruise lines from 2011 to present.