I have known Amy throughout much of her career, most recently in her role at the Culinary Institute of America (Greystone campus) Napa CA., she has extensive experience in the areas of nutrition, culinary, and communications. Amy has gained the highest respect from executive chefs, R&D menu developers and business leaders across the foodservice industry including large restaurant chains, campus dining, and other volume foodservice operations. We have worked together on several projects, including nutrition communications, new product evaluation, and development, and strategic planning, I find her to be a seasoned professional, balancing a serious focus on strategy with a sense of purpose and humor."
Robert Verloop Produce Industry Marketing Executive
As an attendee of multiple conferences Amy hosted at the Culinary Institute of America, I admired her poise, stage presence and professional style. Her gracious, approachable manner (and great sense of humor) inspired me to invite Amy to emcee the 2017 IDEA World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit. She's also a wonderful speaker with strong, relevant material, so we invited her to give our opening plenary address as well!"
Sandy Todd Webster Editor in Chief IDEA Health & Fitness Association
I've worked with Amy for many years on foodservice engagement projects focused on increasing use of produce. She's got amazing relationships with volume foodservice leaders as well as chefs across the country. Working with Amy is always a pleasure. She knows how to have fun while doing hard work that produces a return on investment of time and money."
Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS,RDN President & CEO Produce for Better Health Foundation
Amy writes a monthly column for Produce Business magazine that has been widely praised by foodservice operators and retailers alike. She's an engaging writer with a creative bent and deep reservoir of knowledge about all things culinary. I highly recommend her for writing projects, especially if it involves food and flavor trends. She's a top-notch professional who never disappoints."
Ellen Koteff Vice President Editorial Phoenix Media Network, Inc.
I've twice invited Amy to present at the Today's Dietitian Symposium, a continuing education conference for nutrition professionals. Amy is a joy to work with. She meets or exceeds deadlines, and she puts together powerful, compelling CE presentations that our audiences love. She takes the science seriously, but she presents with a sense of humor that makes her content memorable."
Jack Graham Executive Vice President and General Counsel Great Valley Publishing Company, Inc.
Amy was a joy to work with on establishing nutrition information for our commodities and creating tweets about our leafy greens. She was professional, quick, and reasonably priced. I highly recommend her."
April Ward Communications Director California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement
We hired Amy to help with a grant funded project focused on educating supermarket dietitians about pulses. Amy provided research-based strategic insights on the needs of supermarket dietitians to guide the development of a toolkit. She then not only wrote copy for the toolkit but also created a number of consumer-friendly recipes. I'd definitely work with Amy again on a project like this!"
Jessie Hunter, MPH, RD Director of Domestic Marketing USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council American Pulse Association
I've worked with Amy on agriculture communication projects the past few years. As a farmer's daughter and seasoned communication professional, Amy is a natural for this kind of work. She's thoughtful about the role of science and technology in our food system while also being sensitive to consumer confusion and concerns. I highly recommend her for projects focused on communicating about the food system with respect for both the farmer and the consumer."
D. Milton Stokes, PhD, MPH, RD Director, Global Health & Nutrition Outreach Monsanto Company
We've been fortunate enough to have worked with Amy for more than 10 years. Over that time, we've been consistently impressed with Amy's passion for her work and her depth of knowledge in nutrition research, which she balances perfectly with down-home common sense. She is a dream to work with, as she's a thoughtful, motivated manager with the skill to guide the big picture yet notice the finest detail. Amy is confident and respectful, and always ready to use her wicked sense of humor to snap a project into gear. We admire her skill, appreciate her experience, and always look forward to her next project."
Tom Gooden Principal and Creative Director Good Dog Design