In the 31 years in my career, and at more than 15 years since co-founding Pangea, one area I have been focusing on is to pay it forward through mentoring…and, I believe we should all take others under our wings to help them navigate potential bumps and obstacles, and to help lead women around the potholes in the road. By mentoring and empowering other women in the environmental and energy industry, I have been rewarded by gaining a fresh perspective as well as fresh innovative ideas allowing me to continue my leadership growth. I have a strong desire to change the current diversity of corporate boards by empowering women to seek out a seat at the table.
With 26 of the last 31 years focused specifically on gas and electric, infrastructure, renewable, and energy projects in environmental consulting, Amy provides expert technical input and strategy, oversight on multi-faceted, complex projects, and regulatory coordination, negotiation, and strategy.
With Amy's leadership as the CEO and co-founder of Pangea Biological, a woman-owned environmental services company, Pangea received Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's (LADWP) 1st Small Business Enterprise/Women-Owned Business Enterprise Contractor of the Year award.
Amy is responsible for overall client management, strategy, quality assurance/quality control, contract execution and performance, and overseeing all business aspects of the firm. In addition, Amy is highly experienced in the design, development, and delivery of environmental education and training programs.
Amy is a life-long learner whose passion to become a wildlife biologist was inspired by her grandmother, who was a self-taught expert birder in Minnesota, and her grandma infused her love of nature and bird watching to Amy as a young girl.
Amy is a formal mentor with the Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment (AWWEE) – mentoring others in STEM, taking others under her wing, and offering any nuggets of wisdom, just as was done for her when she began her career 30 years ago. Amy lifts other business owners by providing guidance to help them avoid any potholes encountered in their business journey, and she focuses on providing contracting opportunities to diverse and women-owned businesses. Amy is the Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) State Engagement Leader in California to support women business owners with business-to-business networking and state advocacy work.
Since 2010, Amy and her family have supported the American Lung Association’s Annual Lung Force Walk, where she leads her One World, One Breath team to raise awareness and funding to protect lung health.
Amy received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in Renewable Natural Resources with an emphasis in Wildlife and Fisheries Science and completed the Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) program from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.