Amy Schell-Lapora grew up on the shores of Lake Ontario in Northern New York. She was drawn to the wild rivers and mountains of southern Oregon almost 20 years ago. Her background is in outdoor education and she loves getting kids into the woods. Amy is a passionate gardener, and the mother of two boys. She enjoys being an active and involved parent, coaching youth soccer and serving as Team Mom for Little League Baseball. Amy is a graduate of the Ford Family Foundation Leadership Program and has served on the Spiral Living Center Board for 4 years. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Dome School, a small, private school. She believes in giving back to her community through active community service.