Amy has been studying geology around Crested Butte for 25 years and is fascinated with how local geology influences the pattern of wildflowers. Starting in 2013, she’s led Geobotany tours for the Wildflower Festival and joined the BOD 2019-2021. Currently a research scientist at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) in Crested Butte, she works on problems in geomorphology-geology-ecology-paleoclimate and writing a book on the geology of the Western Slope of Colorado. Amy has a PhD and MS (geology/geomorphology) from the University of New Mexico and a BS from the University of Minnesota (geology and geophysics). She brings to the Festival her experience working with non-profits: 9 years with RMBL as Director of Science Communications and 8 years as Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Science Education Institute of the Southwest.