Amy grew up near Columbus, Ohio then Keene, New Hampshire. She attended Springfield College in Massachusetts where she received a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Rehabilitation Services, then a Master of Science (MS) and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Occupational Therapy in 1994. Starting her career at Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, she worked in both inpatient and outpatient, as well as gained experience as a home health therapist. She began working in hand therapy in 1995, starting a hand clinic at Sharp Memorial Hospital in 2001, the same year she became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Moving to Portland in 2005, she worked for 2 years at Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, 3 years with Hand Therapy Specialists, then came to Portland Providence Medical Center in 2010. In 2014, Amy co-presented the Portland Hand and Upper Extremity Conference: The Art and Science of Restoring Function: Surgical and Therapeutic Challenges of Peripheral Nerve Injuries, Repairs, and Resulting Tendon Transfers. Wound care and splinting have become areas of interest for Amy and she enjoys working with patients who have traumatic or complex injuries. In addition, finding the root cause of patients with chronic and overuse injuries is a challenge she enjoys. Amy’s focuses are to further her knowledge in the manual treatment approach of Fascial Counterstrain, mentoring therapists to grow their skills, and working with hand surgeons to provide a seamless transition from surgery to therapy and recovery. She feels passionate about hand therapy and loves being a part of a dynamic team, at North East Rehab clinic, that strives to continually enhance our approach and care of patients. Amy is married and has two young children and enjoys cooking, quilting & sewing, running, bicycling, photography, and travel.