Amy Simmons

Director of Merrowvista

Amy found her way to the American Youth Foundation after more than 20 years with Lindt USA, where she developed and implemented trade show strategy from design to execution. This required working intensively with designers, union construction crews, sales representatives, and the public.

After 20 years in a corporate setting, Amy found herself ready to make a meaningful change. The principles of four-fold living spoke clearly to her, as she is passionate about developing youth to be their best selves. The AYF proved to be the right fit to put her leadership skills and project management experience to work in direct support of this effort.

Amy lives in the beautiful lakes region in New Hampshire with her husband of more than 20 years, their two daughters, and multiple farm animals. She is joined at Merrowvista in summer by her youngest daughter as a camper.

Amy enjoys leading the many teams of Facilities, Food Program, Office Administration, and IT. She encourages these teams to be their best and to provide a space where youth can grow and learn, safe yet challenged as they become their best selves.