I value a team where everyone's voice is heard, where egos are left behind, and where we can lift each other up to bring our greatest individual strengths to a project's success.
Amy began designing and constructing buildings as a young girl, even though they were forts and shelters. After 20 years as an architect and local city councilor, she’s found her niche as a mentor to architects and others in the industry. Amy’s superpower is a winning combination of communication and empathy, which helps her build trust and earn respect. Otak’s diversity creates a unique family of people that she appreciates and values. She is excited by the endless opportunities to network as well as Otak’s variety of public projects. For example, she’s working on National Park Service projects, as an owner's representative on a State of Oregon project with DAY CPM, and managing an Energy Trust of Oregon intern who is analyzing our projects’ energy use intensity. She participates in Otak's Green Otak Practice Committee and Equity & Inclusion Team. Outside of work, she tutors children in reading through the Beaverton School District and participates in her son’s Cub Scout volunteer service activities, wanting to show her children the importance of giving back to their communities.
B.A., Architecture, University of Oregon (minor in interior architecture)
Habitat for Humanity
AIA Portland Committee for Equity Diversity, and Inclusion