amy buschAmy Busch
Public Relations and Development Director

Amy has experienced first-hand the power of mental health services and believes mental and physical well-being is crucial to whole person wellness. Her hope someday that mental health checkups are as commonplace as physical health checkups. Currently she works to tell the story of Wallowa Valley Center of Wellness and how mental and behavioral health services change lives. She believes storytelling is a powerful medium and by knowing each others stories we heal, transform, and build empathy for others.

For most of her adult life across many small towns in the West, she taught young and old about the outdoors and got them moving in the outdoors. She still believes in its power in transforming lives and hopes to help bring this knowledge and expertise to Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. For eight years, she was the Youth Education Manager at Wallowa Resources and ran a slew outdoor programming for K-12 students. She comes to us with a broad range of experience in nonprofit management, marketing, fundraising, event planning, and so much more.

Amy’s love for the outdoors, healthy-living, and rural places has never stopped and neither has she. If you want to spend some self-care time with Amy, look for her flying by in running shoes, in hiking boots on the way to a peak, pedaling by on her bike, on her skis, working in her garden, or on the soccer field. Being in the outdoors in Wallowa County is what makes Amy happy.