Founder, CEO, & Artistic Director
of Finest City Improv
Founder & Producer
San Diego Improv Festival
Amy has more than 20 years of experience in business and the arts. She graduated from the Second City Conservatory, trained at iO West, became a member of the Applied Improvisation Network and studied with dozens of master improv teachers from around the country.
Amy is a Vistage Speaker; a certification she uses to help executives become more adaptive leaders through the principles of improv. As a certified Speechless presenter and facilitator, she enables professionals to conquer their fear of public speaking.
She can be found performing improvisational theater on the FCI stage with Killer Giraffe and Swim Team.
AWARDS AND Appearances
Amy has been nominated for both Connected Women of Influence and Women Who Mean Business awards. She was previously featured as a “Kick-ass Entrepreneur” in the San Diego Union Tribune and has been featured on “She Means Business” radio and “Women Leading The Way” radio.
LIFE BEFORE IMPROV
Amy holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University (CA) and has been helping biotech and high tech companies like Synthetic Genomics improve their internal communications for more than 15 years through her consulting company, Essential Information Partners. She is an alumnus of Teach For America, where she served two years teaching in New Orleans Public Schools.
When she’s not making people laugh for a living, training executives to build and lead the best teams possible, winning awards and emceeing events around Southern California, Amy sails as a member of the San Diego Yacht Club. She has twice written and performed the club’s annual roast, combining her love of improvisational comedy with sailing.
Amy is also a foster mom and a has a dog named Captain Louie.