A third generation Dallasite, Amy grew up on Beverly Drive in Highland Park, just two blocks from where her mother spent her childhood. Her love for her native city is evidenced by her extensive involvement in civic and cultural activities, including serving on the boards of The Dallas Museum of Art, the Alcuin School, the Alumnae Board of the Hockaday School and as a current appointment to the Dallas Parks and Recreation Board. Amy has been a longtime proponent of open space preservation and sustainable development. In addition to being a founder of one of the first land trusts in the state, The Connemara Conservancy, she was also chosen as the first president of the Texas Land Trust Council. Amy's interest in real estate emerged from her experience helping transform the family farm, Montgomery Farm, in Allen, Texas to the area's premier sustainable development community. She was instrumental in putting together a nationally recognized team that created a master plan based on conservation principles that are now being copied by developers and builders throughout the North Texas area. Amy graduated from the Hockaday School, received her BA in art history from Wellesley College and her MFA from the University of Texas at Dallas.