Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and raised in the small town of Marshfield on the South Shore, Amy was the last of five siblings to attend Boston College where she majored in English and Theatre Arts. After graduating in May 1997, Amy worked at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton where she taught theatre to handicapped and terminally ill children for two years.
She then attended Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island, and received her M.F.A. in Theatre Arts in May 2002. While at Trinity, Amy spent her summers teaching drama at Tufts Children’s Creative Arts Camp in Medford. Upon graduation, Amy toured with Shenandoah Shakespeare where she performed the title role in The Taming of the Shrew, Trinculo in The Tempest and Virgilia in Coriolanus. She also met and fell in love with the man who would become her husband, her business partner and her best friend.