Name: Amy Parker
Position at FCMoD: Animal Encounters, School Group Host, & Public Programs
When you started volunteering here: October 2016
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy road bicycling, hiking in the mountains, photography (nature & landscape), gardening, and birding
Hometown: I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but I lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 30+ years
Current/previous occupation: I was a Pre-K teacher for 25 years, working primarily with kids 4-5 years old. I retired 3 years ago.
Favorite book: My favorite kid’s book is Owen by Kevin Henkes, and my favorite adult book is The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko, which is about the Grand Canyon.
Favorite vacation memory: We took a trip to the Canadian Rockies with my family, and we got to hike Sentinel Pass and see Moraine Lake. Everyone enjoyed it so much!
One thing you want people to know about you: I love dogs, and I say hello to just about every dog and dog owner I see while I’m hiking!
Favorite thing about volunteering at FCMoD: I like that the volunteer program is well-organized and that we are well-supported by staff.