Amy was born in Watson Lake. She spent her early life living in social housing, the daughter of a single mother who waited tables at night and earned a business administration degree during the day. When she was old enough, she moved to Fort Nelson, where Amy worked in a number of jobs including as a hot shot on the oil patch and as the only female cab driver in town. Amy’s son Seamus was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis after his birth which led them both back to the Yukon.
In 2012 Amy founded Cystic Fibrosis Yukon and since has been a fierce advocate for her son as well as all Canadians living with cystic fibrosis. In the past nine years Amy has spent her time rounding up volunteers, helping her team plan fundraising events, going door to door to spread awareness, and has trekked through the Andes mountains up to Machu Picchu to raise awareness and funds to help save her son’s, and other people living with CF’s, lives.
Amy most recently worked as an administrative assistant at Whistle Bend Place care home.