Amy grew up in Southeast Boise and attended Liberty Elementary, Les Bois Jr. High, Boise High & Timberline High where she graduated in 2000. She was voted most athletic her freshman year, earned Athlete of the Year 1999-2000, and was a 3-sport letterman in soccer, track, and basketball. While at Timberline, she qualified for state in the 800 meters and set multiple school records; her relay team record still stands. Amy helped her Timberline soccer team win back to back State Championships in 1998 and 1999, and she scored the game winning goal her senior year. She made the 1st team All-SIC both years and earned a soccer scholarship to Boise State University. She had an impact for the Broncos as she played in every game of her four year career setting the school record at the time of 73 games played.
In 2004, Amy traveled to Australia to attend Deakin University. Upon returning to Boise State, she earned a B.S. degree in Biology, with a Zoology emphasis in 2005. She earned her second degree, a B.S. in K-12 Physical Education in 2009. After graduation, Amy started teaching P.E. at Centennial High School. She was an assistant coach for the girls' varsity soccer team for four years and was the coach for the JV tennis team for two years.
Aside from her love of soccer, Amy participated in and enjoyed many activities including piano, basketball, volleyball, running, cycling, and all snow sports. Running events, such as the Race to Robie Creek, was among her favorites. Her sense of adventure brought her experiences such as studying abroad in Australia, visiting friends in London, and zip lining with her dad in Alaska. She was always the one in the family to go straight to the theme park's biggest ride and was even able to drag her dad to the Big Shot atop the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. Amy was witty, generous, and always made people laugh - often times when they would least expect it. She volunteered with the Make-A-Wish organization and always enjoyed time spent with her family and friends.
In 2004, Amy underwent surgery to have a cancerous mole on her back and several lymph nodes removed. In July 2011, after experiencing months of not feeling well, Amy was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma. In August, she traveled to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ for treatment before returning to Boise in March 2012 after learning the melanoma had traveled to her brain. On March 31, 2012, at the age of 29, Amy lost her battle to melanoma. She is missed everyday and will forever be deeply loved.