"Amy is the rare individual who is forward looking while minding the details, who holds a deep understanding of policy and how government works while encouraging a role for scientists and stakeholders, and who can take a complex problem and drill down to the essentials. Her talent goes beyond her expertise, however. Amy is guided by her integrity and sense of fairness, and she has repeatedly demonstrated her commitment to the greater good. When Amy is at the helm of an issue, I am comforted in knowing the outcome will be exceptional."
-Catherine Kuhlman, former Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy under California Governor Brown
"Amy has a strong command of ocean and coastal policies at all levels of government and how to implement those policies in the real world. More importantly, she is comfortable and skilled with issues at the intersection of science and policy and how to combine the two for successful outcomes."
-Brian Baird, Director of the Coast and Ocean Program at The Bay Institute and Aquarium of the Bay and former Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy under California Governors Brown, Schwarzenegger, Davis, and Wilson
"I have worked with Amy for more than 6 years in her capacity as former Deputy Director of the California Ocean Protection Council. Her knowledge of the working of state executive government is truly impressive, and I have found her to be extremely capable, efficient, helpful, forward-looking and very pleasant to work with. Without question she has made my agency’s interactions with state government much easier and more successful."
-Dr. James E. Eckman, Director, California Sea Grant Program