Amy grew up at the summit in Lee, Missouri, and knew from a young age that she was interested in health and wellness. This interest stems from her passion for dancing and her understanding of the connection between health and performance. When she realized that she would no longer participate in competitive dance after graduating from high school, she knew she needed to find a way to maintain an active lifestyle and then find the motivation to succeed in the gym. Amy graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in nutrition and exercise physiology with a minor in psychology. During college, she started working as a group fitness trainer at MizzouRec, which eventually led her to start her career as a personal trainer. Working one-on-one with others allowed her to understand how functional sports can improve the quality of life of individuals of all ages.