Wife to Adam, mother of 3, cookbook author and clean food blogger, organized (my closet is color-coordinated), goal-oriented, problem solver, former social worker.
Likes: Red Wine, creating new recipes, Lifetime Movie Network, freshly washed sheets and planning every detail of a trip.
Dislikes: Clutter and piles, people who lie, pumping gas, heights (legit phobia!), laundry.
After graduating with a bachelors degree in Sociology, Amber made the natural decision to enter the field of social work. She held positions within the Texas Juvenile Detention System, teen pregnancy impact programs and domestic violence shelters. After several years, in the field, she became an investigator for Child Protective Services. Her experiences at CPS helped lay the path to working within the foster care system.
Amber’s desire to advocate for children began long before her social work career. Amber, herself, was a teenage mother. She became a mother, to her son Nathan, just after her sixteenth birthday, but went on to graduate high school and, eventually, college, with her son by her side. Through this personal experience, Amber recognized how one small gesture, from a stranger, can impact the life of a child (or that of a teen mom) and change their trajectory forever.
Amber is married to her best friend, Adam, and they have three children. Her oldest son, Nathan, is now a junior at the University of Texas. After welcoming Walker and Isabella to their family, Amber made the tough decision to leave social work and focus her time on her family and her home. Out of her continued desire to help others, Amber founded the blog, Primal Mom, which focuses on helping families keep a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle. She has authored two cookbooks, with a new one in the works. Amber is also an active volunteer with American Red Cross and recently served in the Dallas Shelter, during Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. She continues to find ways to positively impact her community, whether it is through social work, volunteering her time, or by simply raising her children to be kind, productive members of society.