Amy started gardening at the Wildflower Center in 2019. She has always wanted to be outside exploring: watching lizards, bugs and plants up close. So it’s only natural that she found a career where she can do all of that and more!
A Louisiana native, Amy received a horticulture degree from LSU and started her career as a landscaper in Baton Rouge, running a small business with close friends. She then moved to Washington state and worked with an edible landscaping company before ending up in Austin, where she has fallen in love the local terrain. Amy has been lucky enough to work with plants in three very different climates, which she considers a fun opportunity for observation and adaptation.
Related to her work, Amy enjoys trying to identify plant pathogens and pests. Through the Wildflower Center, she was able to attend a Sentinel Plant Network workshop, where she became a First Detector by furthering her experience identifying plant pathogens and learning about current emerging pests to our area. In her free time, she loves cooking — the harder the recipe the better— traveling, practicing yoga, camping and exploring with her partner and their rescue pup, Desi.