Amy Daniels began her career as a project manager and trainer in the tech industry in Boston, specializing in multiple site hardware and software installations. She continued in tech sales and project management after moving to Los Angeles; when she moved to Santa Clarita and began raising a family, she began to use her management skills in the nonprofit arena, volunteering for local organizations. Amy took over as President of a local education foundation, which she ran for seven years. Highlights of her tenure there include being asked by the Superintendent to speak on behalf of local public education in front of Governor Jerry Brown in 2012, bringing Holocaust survivors to speak to students, creating a robust speaker series to serve local families and promoting free electronic waste events city-wide to benefit local public education. Following that, the local school district tapped Amy to be the founding Executive Director of the district’s education foundation. Today that foundation is well recognized and holds the most visible and well-attended events in the region.
While nonprofit work is her passion, Amy finds the outdoors to be her escape and opportunity to spend valuable time away with close friends and family. Amy raised her three boys backpacking in the Pacific Northwest and has done extended expeditions around the world including Alaska, British Columbia, the Grand Canyon, the French/Swiss Alps, Mt. Whitney, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Kilimanjaro and is headed to Nepal in March 2019. Amy truly believes that the “where you are” is only incredible because it’s “who you’re with,” and being outside with her sons and her friends is her true “happy place.”